Water City 3.0 - Becoming a Water City


Milwaukee Water Commons’ overarching goal is to activate and connect broad and sustained community leadership on behalf of our waters. Over the course of the last year, we set ourselves the exciting and wildly ambitious goal of catalyzing leadership and a guiding vision for Milwaukee as a water city.

We set our sights on greater community involvement while continuing to tap the deep expertise of established leaders. By inviting everyday Milwaukeeans to envision a better water future and participate in substantive planning, we believed we would surface fresh ideas, broaden the scope of focus and activate new collaborations among an unusually wide range of organizations, sectors and community members. This “commons” approach, where everyone contributes, is our foundation for creating real change and growing the momentum for a vibrant water future in Milwaukee.

To date, over 250 leaders from faith, urban food, youth, architecture/design, public health and arts communities, as well as traditional environmental organizations, have participated in three visioning and planning sessions and 14 working groups.

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Milwaukee Water Commons is a cross-city network that fosters connection, collaboration and broad community leadership on behalf of our waters. We promote stewardship of, equitable access to and shared decision-making for our common waters.