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Changing how we value water.

Leveraging technology to drive economic development and spark innovation around water in Cleveland and beyond. Our future is now.


The Importance Of A Blue Economy

Why Cleveland


We are a collection of forward-thinking research institutions, industry leaders, environmental organizations and public utilities that together advance a new way of thinking about regional economic development.

We focus on creating a Blue Economy where innovating and monetizing solutions to water challenges serves as a key driver of prosperity.

We help create an environment for innovation that drives research, attracts industry, accelerates new technologies and creates dynamic career opportunities.


We focus on three main program areas to spur innovation, create jobs and advance research.


Connect an ecosystem of water technology innovators for strategic opportunities and learning exchange.

Empower our community to become champions for the value of water through education and research.


Identify and accelerate early stage water technologies that will preserve and protect our water resources.


Our Partners