Marquette recognized for innovative leadership by AASHE 

Marquette was recognized for its innovative leadership by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for being the first higher education institution to participate in the Water Council’s WAVE program when it released its 2023 Sustainable Campus Index on Sept. 14. 

The Water Council’s WAVE program focuses on improving, reporting, and recognizing good water stewardship by organizations. It entails understanding water uses, impacts, and risks; approval of an organizational water stewardship policy; prioritizing sites where water-related risks can be mitigated; and communicating organizational action goals. 

Marquette announced its commitment to the WAVE program at Marquette Business’ Sustainability 2.0 Conference last October. Marquette is the first college or university to participate in the program. 

The Water Council is a global hub dedicated to solving critical water challenges by driving innovation in freshwater technology and advancing water stewardship. Built on more than a century of innovation, it has coalesced one of the most concentrated and mature water technology clusters in the world from its headquarters at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Recognizing the need for smarter and more sustainable use of water worldwide, The Water Council also promotes water stewardship as a natural complement to water innovation in the effort to preserve freshwater resources in the Midwest and around the world. 


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