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  • Mission

    Current’s mission is to grow Chicago and Illinois' blue economy – the companies developing innovative water technologies and industries that use them – to build solutions that will solve the world’s water challenges.


    Who We Are

    Launched in 2016 as a nonprofit water innovation hub, Current is headquartered in Chicago, IL. We're a collaborative that leverages partnerships with the state’s world class utilities, research institutions, industries and innovation community for global environmental and economic impacts.


    How We Work

    As a cross-sector connector of local and global water sector stakeholders, we build networks, organize events and convenings, and help develop pilot projects in real-world settings to solve persistent local water challenges. Learn more about our largest pilot project yet below:

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  • Member Testimonials

    "Greeley and Hansen is the only global provider of comprehensive engineering services in the water sector headquartered in Chicago, a city known globally as a great ‘water city.’ Our mission is strongly aligned with Current’s efforts to advance innovation and research in the water industry. As a founding member of Current, Greeley and Hansen is committed to working with Current’s community of innovators, researchers, investors and end-user to accelerate the solutions our industry needs, from enhancing water treatment to creating ‘smart’ distribution and collection systems, and beyond."


    - Andy Richardson, CEO, Greeley and Hansen

    Member Testimonials

    "As a 100-year old family-owned company, we at W.S. Darley see great opportunity as a member of Current to collaborate with other water sector experts, create beneficial partnerships and develop new solutions as part of our commitment to a sustainable future. That’s why Darley is pleased to support Current’s second annual World Water Day Symposium! Darley offers a diverse line of quality equipment, pumps and firefighting apparatus that serve military, municipal, first-responder and humanitarian markets. Other innovative solutions include water purification and sprinkler systems, fire hydrant pressure boosters, water storage, and our bag-in-box water."


    - Paul Darley, President & CEO, W.S Darley

    Member Testimonials

    "Current has been invaluable in enabling SigaOT to secure pilot opportunities to demonstrate our innovative cyber and operational intelligence technology in a real-world setting. The Current team was with us every step of the way, helping us navigate the entire process of working with their utility members. Together, we partnered to ensure that our technology met the operational needs of its utility members, while providing SigaOT with an unparalleled platform to showcase how our breakthrough technology generates actionable insights."


    - Amir Samoiloff, CEO, Siga-OT Solutions (Israel)

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