The need has never been so urgent; innovation around how we use, protect, remediate, and fortify water resources and infrastructure is critical to the future of our industries, communities, and economies.
We accelerate the Great Lakes region's water economy by generating innovative solutions to global freshwater issues. CWA serves as a connector and hub: providing quality data, meaningful connections, powerful solutions, and rich opportunities to those who use, manage, and monitor our planet’s most valuable asset.
Attracting global technology to the region by creating jobs and investment opportunities.
Elevating innovation with opportunities to test and trial technology, and connect with customers and users.
Providing access to real-time data through our telecom infrastructure and Smart Lake monitoring.
CWA Executive Director Brian Stubbs joined Cleveland Crain's "The Landscape" Podcast to discuss how we're using partnerships in water tech and innovation as a regional economic engine.
The US Economic Development Administration awarded Cleveland Water Alliance nearly $300k through their Build To Scale Grant Program! This award will support the creation and launch of the Freshwater Innovation Fund.
A local non-profit is transforming Lake Erie into one of the most connected and studied body of fresh water in the world.
The Lake Erie Volunteer Science Network (LEVSN) - a collaboration of 16 local water quality monitoring programs convened by Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA) - has published a set of standards for volunteer-collected data
Cleveland Water Alliance and partners LimnoTech and Freeboard Technologies hosted a series of Technology Roadshow events in January 2023 to showcase the technology used in developing the Smart Lake Erie Watershed Initiative. Attendees across the Lake Erie Region expressed excitement about the uses of LoRaWAN technology in various applications.
CWA centrally connects 200+ Water Industry Partners,
30+ Utility Partners, and 23 Research Institutions.