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UWM’s Water Technology Accelerator Reinforces Milwaukee’s Status As Gloabl Leader In Water Tech

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Tom Luljak chats with Marcia Silva (middle) and Dean Amhaus.

One of the most important developments in Milwaukee’s bid to build a new economy is the investment in the water technology industry.

For nearly a decade, the Water Council — a non-profit organization promoting water technology around the world — has made Milwaukee the center of the global water industry. Through the process, it has partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, which is the only school of its kind in the United States.  

On this edition of UWM Today, we talk with Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of the Water Council, and Marcia Silva, assistant scientist and facility manager for UWM's Water Technology Accelerator. Marcia was recently honored by the Water Council as the Water Warrior of the Year.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.