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Chicago Water Week Features Many Impactful Community Events

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Engage in Chicago Water WeekCurrent’s largest annual convening—which will take place from May 5 through 11 at many in-person and virtual locations. A variety of independently organized events will be hosted by partner organizations to highlight the critical role of water in our environment, communities and economy.

Most events are free and include a range of indoor, outdoor, virtual and in-person activities, spanning from ghost tours to nature walks to river clean-ups to symposiums concerning critical water issues. This year’s partners include Alliance for the Great Lakes, Argonne National Laboratory, Audubon Great Lakes, Cleveland Water Alliance, Friends of the Chicago River, Kadeya, Melissa Harris & Co., MWRD of Greater Chicago, Northwestern University, Sloan, Telesto Strategy, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and more.

Since Current’s founding in 2016, they have helped bring water front and center as a critical pillar of our region’s climate and innovation strategies. They’ve raised more than $40 million for the region to support water innovation and inclusive economic development; launched nine pilot projects; supported the commercialization of more than 30 innovative water technologies; and educated more than 30,000 people through their events and gatherings.

For more information or to register for events, visit