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Milwaukee, United States

Mayor Tom Barrett asked IBM to analyze how Milwaukee's emerging aquaponics industry could have a positive impact on the City's food supply, industry, health, and growth. The team's recommendations included the establishment of an Urban Agriculture and Aquaponics Council and Aquaponics Innovation Center, the development of a business strategy for aquaponics, and the development of city programs and policies that support urban agriculture and aquaponics. 

The City of Milwaukee has posted the team's report on their webpage devoted to urban agriculture.
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City Leader
Tom Barrett Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Tom Barrett was elected Mayor of Milwaukee in October 2004, and has since been re-elected to a second term. Mayor Barrett previously served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1983-1989, the Wisconsin State Senate from 1989-1993, and the U.S. House of Representatives for Wisconsin for five terms from 1993-2003.

Suzanne Wylie Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Councillor Nichola Mallon Lord Mayor of Belfast

Team Members
Tracy Diaz Client Executive, Texas Public Sector
Stephanie Anderson Human Resources Partner, U.S. Central Region
Sohaila Shomal Operations Manager, IBM Worldwide Water Management Center of Excellence
Sam LeStourgeon Senior Solution Executive, Eastern U.S. Smart Water, Grid & Buildings
Carey Hidaka Business Transformation Consultant, Smarter Water & Supply Chain Strategy
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