• PROPELLING CHICAGO'S WATER ECONOMY

     

    The Chicago region will re-emerge as the global leader in developing and deploying technology for the next-generation of water infrastructure.

     

    Current will serve as a platform for the Chicago region’s water industry to leverage its strengths for greater economic impact.

  • LEVERAGING CHICAGO'S STRENGTHS

     

    By strengthening our water ecosystem and promoting collaboration, the Chicago region can better leverage its water and economic assets to enhance:

     

    Innovation

    Investment

    Productivity

    Business Attraction

  • CURRENT'S SUCCESS WILL PROPEL CHICAGO'S WATER ECONOMY TO

    Become Smarter & More Efficient

     

    Create a Wealth of New Jobs

     

    Lead the Way in Environmental Stewardship

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  • GOALS THAT DRIVE SUCCESS

    Innovation

    Increase development and utilization of new water technologies and processes

    Efficiency

    Improve the performance of public and industrial water systems

    Resilience

    Enhance the ability to overcome climate change

    Investment

    Grow the water industry

    Awareness

    Increase global recognition of the region’s water advantages

    Employment

    Increase jobs in the water sector

  • PROGRAMS

    Research Consortium

    Collaboration of industry, public utilities and universities to facilitate applied research

    World-class research institutions offer a wide range of expertise and research facilities that are well poised to identify and solve the most pressing water challenges facing our industry and utilities

    Technology Demonstration Network

    A formal program to link entrepreneurs to public and private water assets in order to demonstrate new technologies at scale

    Assembling a network of secure demonstration sites to enhance the development and deployment of innovative water technologies and attract entrepreneurs to the Chicago region

    Circular Economies / Business Model Innovation

    Encouraging public and private industries to integrate water stewardship with business growth by reusing resources from wastewater and water streams

    Create opportunities to decrease costs, increase revenue, and minimize waste discharges by recovering and reusing nutrients, minerals, and energy

  • BOARD

    Steven Kloos, True North Venture Partners - Chairman

    Barrett Murphy, Chicago Department of Water Management - Ex Officio

    David St. Pierre, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago - Ex Officio

    Richard Assmus, Mayer Brown LLP - Secretary

    Thru Shivakumar, GCM Grosvenor - Treasurer

     

    Venkat Atluri, McKinsey & Company

    MarySue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council

    Steven Fifita, City Digital at UI LABS

    Chris Gould, Exelon Corporation

    Peter Littlewood, Argonne National Laboratory

    Andy Richardson, Greeley and Hansen

    Larry Schook, University of Illinois

    Ald. Peter Thompson, City of Chicago 11th Ward

    Matt Tirrell, University of Chicago

    Dennis Vicchiarelli, World Business Chicago

    Jay Walsh, Northwestern University

  • ADDITIONAL PARTNERS

    Blue Tech Alliance

    ChicagoNEXT

    GlidePath Power

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    PositivEnergy Practice

    Shedd Aquarium

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