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36% of the global population (2.5 billion people) already lives in water-scarce regions. By 2050, more than half of the world’s population will be exposed to severe water scarcity.

Who We Are

The Cleveland Water Alliance is a network of leading corporations, regional universities, research institutions, public agencies, water utilities and stewardship organizations in Northeast Ohio that serves to coordinate, facilitate and foster economic development through a water innovation cluster.

What We Do

We are focused on accelerating innovation, commercializing new technologies and solutions, driving meaningful open data, increasing collaborative research, and spearheading broad education and outreach on freshwater stewardship in which to elevate the value of clean water and leverage its potential to drive the economic vitality of the Great Lakes region [aka “The Blue Economy”].

In Action

Erie Hack, a tech-driven international water innovation competition and accelerator program that is bringing together coders, developers, engineers and water experts to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges. The competition, which will award $100,000 in cash and support services to the winners, and engages six cities and two countries!

First Water Innovation Space Act in the United States: NASA Glenn Research Center and the Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA) have agreed to work together to help local and great lake regional companies overcome technology barriers and get their products to market faster within the water innovation sector.

Bio- and Eco- Mimetic Water Innovation Program: CWA has launched two water innovation research projects with Great Lakes Biomimicry Institute, the University of Akron, Biohabitats, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s Coastal Advisory Department to work on biomimetic inspired water innovation for coastal resiliency and storm water infrastructure.

Join Us

Membership in the Cleveland Water Alliance is a special opportunity to join an influential network of leaders and innovators, participate in peer-to-peer exchange opportunities, enhance your organization’s effectiveness, and play an influential role in water innovation, policy, research and stewardship.

Corporations, small businesses, public utilities, non-profits and individuals are invited to join. For complete details and membership fees, email

1240 Huron Rd E
Cleveland, OH 44115


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