The American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) will be held June 14-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Numerous registration options are available, and the early bird rate ends April 22.
The theme of this year’s ACE is “Future So Bright,” illustrating the optimism water professionals feel about the health of the sector. More than 12,000 attendees will gather in Orlando to take part in workshops, the Exposition, competitions, professional sessions, networking events, and more. Attendees participate to network and connect with water industry colleagues, obtain the most current water industry information, explore new products in the exhibit hall, and participate in a forum for learning in professional sessions.
The professional program at ACE20 will feature subject matter experts covering a range of key topics to address challenges as outlined in the various program tracks:
- Advances in Water Treatment
- Asset Management
- Distribution and Plant Operations
- Emerging Contaminants—A Focus on PFAS
- Infrastructure Design and Project Delivery
- Intelligent Water
- Potable Reuse
- Small Systems Operation and Maintenance
- Utility Risk and Resilience
- Water Policy and Regulatory Actions
- Water Quality Challenges
- Water Resources Planning, Protection, and Management
- Water Use Efficiency Practices
- Water Utility Management and Leadership
Full- and part-day workshops will be held during ACE20 on the following topics:
- Essentials for Today’s Utility Manager (What You Don’t Know that You Probably Should)
- Calibrating Water Distribution Systems Models
- The Gamification of Asset Management
- Implementation of AWWA Management Standards to Optimize Utility Operations
- How to Renew Your Aging Water Mains Using Proven Cost Saving Rehabilitation Methods
- Practical Guidance for Undertaking a Successful Water Main Condition Assessment Program
- Beyond the Spec Book: Learn What, How & When to Use Various Equipment in the Water Treatment Process
- Trending in an Instant: A Risk Communication Guide for Water Utilities
Attendees also will be able to participate in tours of several local facilities, including the Claude H. Dyal Water Treatment Plant, City of Cocoa, Potable Reuse Pilot, City of Altamonte Springs, Beneficial Water Reuse – Water Conserv II, Stanton Energy Plant, Orlando Utilities Commission, Orlando Wetlands Park, and Surface Water Treatment Plant, Tampa Bay Water.
Competitions during ACE20 will include Hydrant Hysteria, Meter Madness, Pipe Tapping, Top Ops, and World Water Cup.
More information and registration are available at awwa.org/ace.