Milwaukee Water Commons catalyzes connection, collaboration and broad community leadership in our city on behalf of its waters. Shared benefit and shared responsibility are at the center of our vision of Milwaukee’s water future, and we believe everyone in every part of our community has a vital role to play.
Toward this vision, we’re working on three major projects over the next few months. In our Water School, we cultivate neighborhood water leadership throughout the city by combining water education with the development of community projects designed to connect water and everyday concerns like urban food, health and recreation.
In April, we’ll launch Water City 3.0, an innovative six-month series of engagements designed to activate an unusually wide range of organizations, sectors and individuals in a community visioning and planning process to shape Milwaukee’s water future. It will culminate in a town hall meeting this fall.
Finally, because we believe art and celebration are vital to connect people to water we integrate them in all we do. This August 9th, we will host the second annual We Are Water gathering, a multicultural lakefront celebration of our waters through music, dance and art.
If you haven’t yet seen the short video MWC, here it is. Joining two other GLC related videos at this year’s WaterDocs Festival in Toronto.