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 - register now

Join us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 19, 2016, with presentations all day Tuesday at the Pilot House of Discovery, April 19-20, 2016 - The Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference, breweries save water + energy, Milwaukee, April 19-20, 2016

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.

Online registration available until April 18 - $195 per person for the Monday tasting and Tuesday's presentations. The Wednesday tours are now sold out.

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. This year, the conference was recognized by a service grant for sustainability outreach and education awarded by the Brewers Association. 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.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

2016 Donors in kind (alphabetical list): 

Briess Malt

boelter + lincoln marketing


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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