The hiring of a historian to work at the Water Council by the Wisconsin Historical Society will provide “assistance and training with records management and archival documentation, as well as access to the extensive water-related research collection, including maps, images, and primary sources that tell the story of the western Great Lakes and Wisconsin’s water sources. The Society and The Water Council have plans to partner in providing outreach and educational programming in the future.”
Dean Amhaus, President and Chief Executive Office of The Water Council, believes that “there is no question that water will be shaping the future, not only where people choose to live, but where people do commerce. Therefore, the importance of water in Milwaukee, and Wisconsin, will take on an even more significant role in shaping our future.”
The Water Council is the only one of its kind in the nation and adds to the region’s water industry. Currently, the Milwaukee area has more than 150 water technology companies, contributing to a whopping $10.5 billion dollar market, and accounting for an astounding 4% of the world’s total water business.
The partnership between The Water Council and the Wisconsin Historical Society will ensure that the Water Council’s 160+ members, efforts, and achievements are well-documented now, while all of the records are fresh. The Water Council has emerged as a leader in the water industry, and plans on being viewed as part of Wisconsin’s rich history in the future.