The Milwaukee Water Council officially opened his doors last Thursday to the public and for business. Last week was also the Milwaukee Water Week hosting the grand opening of the Water Technology Center events at the at the Milwaukee Water Council on 247 Freshwater Way in the Walker Point neighborhood. The event included thoughtful discussions and facility tours.
The 98,000 square foot seven-story timber warehouse construction, brick façade building was turned into a mixed-use office research development to serve engineering firms and companies working in the water resource and technology sectors. The building was scheduled to be opened in July as mentioned on the GWC website. This building is considered the water technology hub for new and existing water related business in Milwaukee and region. In addition, the building and companies occupying the space within should work on the global map for water resource issues addressing technologies and policy creation.
The facility included a 50-person lecture hall, exhibition space for prototype presentation, and most importantly a shred high-tech facility. Theses areas are critical for the support of the water research practices and new product development shared amongst the various organizations working internally and coordinating with external local and global resources. The building is design to serve as a global showcase for water resource and management by providing leading edge technologies and spaces. Such solutions are essential for the success of the world water research industry.
Across the street from the Milwaukee Water Council, construction started on the Global Water Technology Park or the Reed Street Yards, which is an evolving eco industrial zone serving to balance natural resource and promote economical developments in the region. The development is located on 3rd and Freshwater Way adjacent to the Milwaukee Water Council.