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Utility Management  & Operation in Challenging Times

This year’s   Water  Innovation  Conference 2020   focuses on   Utility Management & Operation in Challenging Times.  

The Conference will be held in November 2020  due to Covid-19 restrictions, at the University of Akron,  Akron,  Ohio,  USA.    The Conference is organized by the

Akron Global Water Alliance, a nationally recognized US Water Cluster, in conjunction with the City of Akron and the University of Akron .

We are interested in the Innovations, Technologies, Systems, Strategies, Techniques & Challenges in managing Water Utilities and Waste Water Utilities across the United States as used and faced by the Management of those utilities and the Regulators and Engineering Consultancies who work with them. to better manage, understand, address and predict the issues facing them.  


We’ll look at this from the perspective of :

Asset Management                            >   Regulatory Burdens & Communications                         

Aging Infrastructure                                          >  Source Water Management

Public Communications & Awareness           >  Workforce Training & Development 

In a packed 2 days of interactive events, presentations and networking , we will be hearing from Utilities, Engineers and Consultants, Water Technology companies, Regulators including the Ohio EPA, US Government Agencies, and Water Organizations from across Ohio, the USA and overseas. 

Specialized Presentations on  PFAS, Emerging Contaminants, Toxins and HABs
In special breakout sessions, we’ll also look at PFAS, Emerging Contaminants, Toxins and  Harmful Algal Blooms. 


Water Pitcher


This year, we will be featuring our high energy, popular Technology Showcase, Water Pitcher, a roundtable , speed dating style, presentation session , with lively, interactive technology pitches and lots of Q & A. If you are a Water Technology company wishing to take part or simply learn more, please contact us.


This year's conference will also provide Continuing Education Credits ( CEUs). Please see the Agenda for available CEUs. 

The program focuses on those issues of concern facing Utility Managers, Researchers, Consultants, Government leaders and all Water professionals involved in Water and Waste Water Treatment, Distribution and Source Water Management .

This conference is dedicated to advancing the awareness, knowledge and understanding of these issues.

We look forward to seeing you at the Water Innovation Conference 2020  !