Water professionals from around the world will gather at the 142nd American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE23) June 11–14, at Exhibition Place Toronto, including the Enercare and Beanfield Centres. This year’s event features 20 professional tracks and 126 sessions, including 29 virtual sessions available both live in-person and virtually.
This conference theme is “ACE23: The Future of Water is 2050,” which aligns with AWWA’s Water 2050 initiative seeking to establish a long-term vision for the future of water. This collaborative exploration is charting a course for a successful and sustainable water sector.
Among the track highlights for ACE23 are:
- Climate Resilience
- Capital Improvement Projects
- Water Policy & Regulation
- Modern Approaches to Water Quality
- Managing Lead in Water
- Water Resources Planning and Management
- International Perspectives
Among the challenges and solutions discussed will be those related to water quality, as water utilities prepare to meet regulatory requirements for contaminants such as lead and PFAS. The innovation track covers topics such as digital transformation and advancing water reuse development for a sustainable water supply. The water planning and management sessions will explore protecting and managing water resource portfolios with an integrated approach that includes existing water resources, water conservation programs, potable reuse projects, source water protection, groundwater management, and resiliency considerations.
AWWA will stream 29 sessions totaling more than 55 hours of content. All ACE Virtual programming and resources, including Q&A discussions for recorded sessions, will be available on-demand for 30 days after the event to all virtual and full-conference participants. For those attending in person, the ACE23 App is available on iOS and Android for quick and easy access to agenda items, networking opportunities, and continuing education credit check-in. Users can find the app by searching and downloading “AWWA Events” from their respective app store.
The entire professional program is available here and on the “AWWA Events” app. Users can also create a personalized schedule and track session attendance for certificates.
Attendees can register to take advantage of discounted prices, including $1,025 for members to attend the full conference and $45 for student members. A virtual-only option is $395 for members and $125 for student members.
ACE23 is expected to draw 10,000 attendees and features an exposition with about 400 exhibitors and nearly 950 booths in the Enercare Centre.
To learn more about the conference agenda and to register, visit the ACE23 webpage.
Source: American Water Works Association