Changing how we value water

The need has never been so urgent: innovation around how we use, protect, remiedate, and fortify water resources and infrastructure is critical to the future of our industries, communities, and economies - here in Ohio and around the world.

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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.
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.

Featured Partners

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

Technology trials

Demonstrations complete or underway

10 million
data points

collected annually


Industry - leading public and private partnerships

Directly invested nearly

In early stage innovation


Investments in water technology to the region

square miles of telecommunications

Coverage with the Smart Lake Erie Watershed initiative

14 countries

accelerating technology with CWA


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June 1, 2024

Cleveland Water Alliance: Pioneering Innovation for Sustainable Water Management

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June 11, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration invests $60 million to build a climate-ready workforce through Investing in America agenda

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June 4, 2024

Avon Lake pilots first electrochemical water treatment process in North America

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May 30, 2024

Water Power Technologies Office Selects Teams for 2025 Hydropower and Marine Energy Collegiate Competitions

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