- Water Systems and Services
- Sustainable Economic Development
- Business Incubation
Dean Amhaus has served as the first President and CEO of The Water Council since March 2010. The Council was formed with the purpose of growing the Milwaukee region into a world hub for water research, education and economic development. The only organisation of its kind in the United States, the Water Council is successfully coalescing these attributes into a powerful force that is garnering international recognition.
The Council’s most significant achievement occurred in September 2013 with the opening of the Global Water Center, a one of a kind water technology research and business accelerator located in a 98,000 square feet /30,000 square meter, seven-story refurbished Silver LEED warehouse in Milwaukee’s downtown area. The Center was completely leased within 18 months of its opening. One of the programs within the Center is The BREW, which assists water technology entrepreneurs with developing their companies and expanding their commercialisation opportunities.
Under Dean’s leadership, the Council has also developed a national Center of Excellence for Freshwater Innovation and Small Business Development. A contract from the US Small Business Administration and the support of JP Morgan Chase & Co. are growing the pool of investment dollars in water technology.
Dean has led Milwaukee’s relationship with the Global Compact Cities Programme since 2009 and the city’s Innovating-level activities.
Dean is based in Milwaukee, USA.