SW Representatives to IndiaMay 01 2012 · 0 comments · Glocal, India, Speaking/Events
Following Milwaukee’s successful submission to the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge centered on urban agriculture and aquaponics, Sweet Water Foundation President James Godsil traveled to several cities in India as part of a tour sponsored by the US State Depeartment in the summer of 2011. From talks to faculty and graduate students at a number of Central Institutes of Fisheries Education (CIFE), to discussing urban agriculture with residents of Cuttack slums, Godsil facilitated information exchange regarding the use and innovation of aquaponics and sustainable agriculture practices around the world.
Following this successful visit, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation sponsored a trade delegation to India last month. Shajan John, an adjunct associate professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), has a history of merging partnerships between India and the US to ensure companies doing business between the two countries. John represented Sweet Water as a Research Fellow for Glocalization during this WEDC trip to India and has helped pave the way for ongoing partnership between Sweet Water and Indian entities.