Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference

  for breweries, allied industry and water policy makers


  April 19-20, 2016 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  The Pilot House at Discovery World, Lake Michigan


The Great Lakes Compact has its costs:

How to save water and save money now

Join us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 19-20, 2016, with presentations on April 19 at Discovery World and tours of Milwaukee area breweries on Wednesday, April 20.

The conference is all-volunteer produced to help brewers save energy and water and save money. With many water utilities in the Great Lakes region increasing fees by 25% or more in the next year, the conference will pay for itself through practical systems for water savings.

This is the 7th conference since 2009 and early registration is discounted until March 1st: just $75 for the day, or $150 for the full conference. This substantial discount is made possible by a service grant for sustainability outreach and education awarded by the Brewers Association.

Presentations cover water quality, water and energy conservation, wastewater treatment and water monitoring systems, with all speakers donating their time, travel and expertise. Samples of past presentations are posted online courtesy of contributors.

Sponsorships defray costs of rental space, coffee breaks and meals, event insurance, tour and transit, website and outreach. Thanks to the following sponsors for their continuing support. 

  Sustaining Sponsor: Briggs of Burton, Inc.

2016 Sponsors (alphabetical list): 

BarFly Ventures

Brewers Association

New Holland Brewing Co.

2016 Donors in kind (alphabetical list): 

Briess Malt

Past presentations and panels cover systems for water conservation, water auditing, rain water harvesting, wastewater treatment and recycling, and renewable energy installations.

Why should you participate? Water policy in the Great Lakes region - the source of 20 percent of the world's supply of available freshwater -  is changing rapidly.
The bi-national Great Lakes Compact requires all water-intensive businesses within the watershed to implement water conservation practices.

Sponsorships are welcome, and include sponsor tables for information and displays. Thank you to participating speakers who donate their time, expertise and travel.



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