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Milwaukee Water Council: To participate in Singapore water conference


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Milwaukee Water Council to participate in Singapore International Water Week Conference, July 4-8

Milwaukee (June 29, 2011) - Representatives from the Milwaukee Water Council will be flying to Singapore this weekend to attend the Singapore International Water Week 2011, which runs from Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8. One of the leading global platforms for discussion of water technology and sustainable water solutions, the annual event is attended by policymakers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners from around the world.

The Milwaukee Water Council will have an exhibit in the event's main venue, the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Council will partner with Badger Meter, UW-Milwaukee and the Great Lakes Water Consortium on the booth, which is believed to be the only one at the conference representing a specific region, as opposed to a country. Joining the Water Council's presence in Singapore will be representatives from UW-Whitewater, Michigan State University, University of Illinois, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.,Gannet Fleming and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. During the conference, Milwaukee Water Council representatives will actively position the region to event attendees as a world water hub in terms of research, academics and businesses.

"The Singapore conference is a great opportunity to put Milwaukee on the world water map," said Water Council co-chair Rich Meeusen of Badger Meter. "The existing water industry cluster and research facilities should make it a magnet for students and academics as well as water technology companies looking to relocate or do business in America's heartland."

The Singapore International Water Week was founded in 2008. It is comprised of the Water Leaders' Summit, Water Convention, Water Expo and Business Forums and culminates in the presentation of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, a prestigious international award to recognize outstanding contributions in solving world water issues. The conference's 2011 theme is Sustainable Water Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment. For more information, visit http://www.siww.com.sg.

The Milwaukee Water Council works to align the regional fresh water research community and water-related industries to establish the Milwaukee region as the World Water Hub for research, education and economic development. For more information, visit http://www.thewatercouncil.com .


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