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Summit will include white paper presentations and roundtable discussions about sustainability and related research
Procorp Enterprises, LLC is helping to coordinate and facilitate Water Summit 2008, taking place in Milwaukee on July 14, 2008. The focus of this year’s summit will be “Our Water Innovation Economy: Growing a Blue Business in a Green World.” The summit will include white paper presentations and roundtable discussions with academic researchers, professors, graduate students and companies interested in sustainability and related areas of research.
A water cluster white paper will be presented by Sammis White, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ed Morrison from the Center for Regional Development at Purdue University will discuss growing a water cluster strategy, and Barry Grossman of Foley & Lardner will present a water patent overview. Morrison will also facilitate two roundtable discussions on research, as well as building for the future.
Water Summit 2008’s keynote speaker will be Frederick Dubee, senior advisor to the United Nations Global Compact Program. Dubee will speak on the role of business in the water industry. An expert panel featuring Secretary Matt Frank, Department of Natural Resources; Secretary Jack Fischer, Department of Commerce; and Chancellor Carlos Santiago from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; will speak on the role of the public sector in the development of this cluster.
The Water Summit is sponsored by the Helen Bader Foundation and presented by the Milwaukee 7 Water Council. The Milwaukee 7, launched in September 2005, was formed to create a regional, cooperative economic development platform for the seven counties of southeastern Wisconsin. Procorp’s Hoffmann is actively involved in the council’s Research and Technology Committee.