Uniting the World of Water
The American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE14) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, will bring an estimated 11,000 water experts to Boston June 8 through 12, is the longest running water conference in the world, having first convened in 1881. The event features several hundred expert presentations and an exposition of more than 500 companies showcasing the latest innovations in water technology. The ACE14 agenda features speakers on hundreds of critical water issues, including conservation and drought management, infrastructure and affordability, desalination and water reuse, emerging contaminants and new treatment solutions, and more.
THE SHOW BEFORE THE SHOW
Don’t miss the opportunity to get an early look at the many new water industry products and services available. All attendees are welcome as AWWA kicks off the ACE14 Exposition with a “Sneak Peek Reception.” Spend time networking with colleagues while visiting the exhibitors. Complimentary drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres will be available, all made possible by the generous support of the exhibitors. Admission is by conference badge only; registered spouses and guests are welcome.
INNOVATION AND CONNECTION
The AWWA Pavilion (booth 1128) offers attendees looking for the perfect location to find solutions, connect with the water community, and relax a place to do all three. Stop by the AWWA Pavilion to network with fellow attendees, relax on comfortable seating or treat yourself to a complimentary massage. This fun and interactive area is just the place to learn how to get involved and take advantage of the many resources provided by the Association.
Motivated attendees can also join in the Innovation Pavilion presented by Imagine H2O (booth 1834), to visit with the developers of award-winning water technology solutions. A key innovation partner with AWWA, Imagine H2O is a nonprofit that inspires people to solve water challenges; and their Business Innovations Program empowers entrepreneurs and innovators to develop market-based solutions to water challenges.
Featured Innovation Pavilion exhibitors include
- Imagine H2O
- NBD Nanotechnologies, Inc.
- WaterSmart Software
Organized by technical topic, this year’s program presents solutions to water sector challenges in defined tracks of professional sessions that span the entire four-day ACE14 program. You will find sessions on key topics that address the full spectrum of the issue—from research to planning to treatment to management. It’s the one-stop conference for the topics of your choice. A sample of volunteer committee meetings and affiliate events at ACE14 includes the following:
- Strategic Leadership for Utility Management
- Regulatory Compliance: Tomorrow’s Solutions Today
- Potable Reuse: Trends and Opportunities
- Pathogens and Emerging Contaminants: Identification and Monitoring
- Water Treatment: Enhanced Design Principles
- Optimizing Distribution System Operations
A GUEST OF HONOR
Former mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2000 water professionals from throughout North America during the opening general session. Sponsored by HomeServe, a leading provider of home emergency repair service plans, Mayor Giuliani’s address will cover his experience as a two-term mayor of America’s largest city and will include his insights on the myriad of challenges facing municipal leaders today. His remarks will also delve into security concerns facing communities and address the risk facing America’s water and wastewater infrastructure, while inspiring the water community to take on the challenge of leading U.S. utilities down the road to infrastructure renewal.
Mayor Giuliani understands from his unique experience the critical role that our water systems—and those who build and care for them—play in the health and safety of our communities,” says AWWA chief executive officer David LaFrance. “His presence at the ACE14 opening general session underscores the importance of the work water professionals accomplish 24/7, every day of the year.
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MODERN PUMPING TODAY, May 2014
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