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What is CWA?

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. 

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Attracting global technology to the region by creating jobs and investment opportunities.

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Elevating innovation with opportunities to test and trial technology, and connect with customers and users.

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Providing access to real-time data through our telecom infrastructure and Smart Lake monitoring.

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CWA centrally connects 200+ Water Industry Partners,
30+ Utility Partners, and 23 Research Institutions.

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40+ technology trials. and demonstrations completed or underway

12k+ square miles of telecommunications coverate with the Smart Lake Erie Watershed initiative

Mobilizing 300+ industry-leading public and private partnerships

Attracrted 6M+ investments in water technology to the region

Deploying 200+ smart lake sensors throughout Lake Erie

Directly invested nearly $500k in early-stage innovation

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