Helping catalyze Milwaukee as a true model Water City-

a place where we all have a stake in the health of our waters and

all share in their stewardship and benefits.

COVID-19: Public health is our priority and social distancing is key as we battle coronavirus in Milwaukee. We are taking public health recommendations seriously and ask you to do so as well. As we navigate this new normal, we will continue to address water equity issues, celebrate our shared waters, and advocate for clean drinking water across the state. Clean, safe water is a human right, now more than ever. For a list of resources, visit Senator Tammy Baldwin's website.


Although Milwaukee's water is very much on the civic agenda, the vast majority of the community is not included in the conversation and the health of the water is not always front and center.  Only by inviting leadership and innovation from throughout the city can we truly grasp what it means to be a model water city and activate the level of commitment necessary for achieving that vision.

It is up to us to revitalize and protect our common waters.

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We work towards a bright and hopeful environmental movement in Milwaukee by focusing on 6 initiatives make up our Water City Agenda:


Amidst an ever changing new normal, we would like to introduce our new video series, Water Connects Us. 


In short, less than 30 second videos, we hear from community members, partners, leaders, organizers, artists, urban farmers, and elected officials as they share their unique perspective on water amidst a global pandemic and worldwide protests for Black Lives Matter.

We hope this series will amplify our shared connections to water and each other and elevate a diverse array of voices in the process. Here are a few to get you started...

Our waters can divide us. 

They can also set us free.

The story of our rivers and lake is a complicated one, and it continues to be written. We're committed to building a more equitable Milwaukee water future and making sure that story falls firmly on the side of justice. To learn more, check out this great video about our partner organization, Alice's Garden, made by longtime friend of MWC, local filmmaker Jenny Plevin.