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AWWA invites Isle Utilities to power the Innovation Lounge at ACE 2019 & 2020
September 24, 2018
(DENVER) -- Following a successful partnership at ACE18, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) has selected Isle Utilities, a global innovation consultancy, to power the Innovation Lounge at AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) in 2019 and 2020, to be held in Denver and Orlando, respectively.
The ACE18 Innovation Lounge bridged together innovation stakeholders from numerous countries, industries, and disciplines, contributing to a robust program and a broad range of exhibitors. Notable additions introduced to the Lounge included the “No Water No Beer” Happy Hour and the Isle Tech Pitch Competition.
AWWA and Isle’s focus will be to showcase the industry’s most promising innovations and curate a program that will generate meaningful discussions and inspire fresh ideas among attendees. Stay tuned for exciting announcements leading up to the conference!
To find out how you can get involved with the ACE Innovation Lounge, please contact Isle’s Program Manager,
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 51,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.
Isle is a global team of scientists, engineers, business and regulatory experts, with a common drive to make a positive social, economical, and environmental impact through the advancement of innovative technologies and related practices. Since 2005, Isle has introduced emerging technologies to end users, providing a fresh approach and new ideas to current day and future challenges.
Gimmicks & Gadgets Awards
2018 winners 1st: Shine a Light on Meter Boxes Mike Blake 2nd: Speed Key Increases Efficiency and Safety James Martinez 3rd: Extract Troublesome Inner Hydrant Assemblies With Ease Jim Pollett Award criteria The award: Cash prizes of $800 (first place), $400 (second place), and $300 (third place), plus commemorative plaques to each of the three winners. Frequency of the award: Annually. Eligibility for the award: Any current member or member utility who submits an acceptable entry to Opflow. Entry requirements: An entry should be a novel and relatively simple mechanical device or procedure designed to provide a more efficient, safer, and/or simplified way to perform routine tasks or functions in the maintenance, operation, or construction of a water utility system. Commercially available products are not eligible. Nomination procedure: Entries are mailed directly to the Opflow editor and typically consist of a photo or drawing and a written description. Each entry will be screened by AWWA staff engineers and, if not found dangerous or otherwise unacceptable, will be approved for entry into the annual competition and for possible publication. Entrants will be notified concerning the status of their entry. Entries approved by the ...
Innovation Lounge: Discover the new technologies
Artificial intelligence, drones and smart phones, sensors and enterprise software – the Innovation Lounge showcases the water sector’s latest technologies and solutions. “This is an informal setting where people can come and give a presentation about a new innovation,” said Randy Moore, co-chair of AWWA’s Innovation Initiative. “Attendees can interact with presenters, share ideas, and do it all in a casual format.” The Lounge, sponsored by AWWA, is in Booth #3435 and open to anyone in the exhibit hall. It features Imagine H20’s 2017 winning accelerator program teams’ solutions to data, ISLE Utilities, and sessions by AWWA’s Assset Management Committee. The Lounge was launched four years ago by the Association’s Manufacturers/Associates Council to promote acceptance of new technologies and innovation in the water industry. Manufacturers often face barriers as they try to bring new technologies to market, including regulations, the sector’s perceived aversion to risk, and other factors. The sector, charged with protecting public health, grapples with an ongoing dilemma: How to balance public health with reasonable precaution. In an interview about the Innovation Lounge at ACE16 in Chicago, Moore pondered the history of ...
Salaries at medium-sized utilities jump; dip slightly at large and small
By Ann Espinola Salaries at large utilities have historically outpaced those at medium-sized utilities, but that gap appears to be narrowing. Median salaries at medium-sized water and wastewater utilities rose 4.2 percent this past year, but fell 0.5 percent at large utilities and 0.7 percent at small utilities, according to AWWA’s 2017 Compensation Survey. Medium-sized utilities scored bigger salary increases than larger utilities in four of the past five annual surveys, according to a Connections analysis. Utility managers said the declines at large and small utilities probably don’t indicate cuts in salaries. Instead, they attribute salary drops at large utilities to massive Baby Boomer retirements of managers and operators who are then replaced with younger workers at the lower end of the pay scale. And what about the significant salary increases at medium-sized utilities? “Historically, people went to work in smaller utilities, got trained and then went to larger utilities,” said Tim Wilson, member of AWWA’s Water Utility Council and director of water production in Marshalltown, Iowa. “Maybe that trend is turning around and employees at medium-sized and smaller utility employees don’t want ...
AWWA Comment Period closed on ANSI/AWWA C221-12, AWWA Standard for Fabricated Steel Mechanical Slip-Type Expansion Joints
The AWWA Standards Council has approved revisions to this standard for public comment. The publication of this information on the AWWA website begins the 30-day comment period for action on standards by the Standards Council. Copies of the revised standard are available during the comment period for $20 each from AWWA. Update: Update: AWWA Comment Period is now closed – review copies are no longer available. The final draft you receive for review will be edited for publication and may also be revised as appropriate based on any comments received during the public comment period. Please note: The public comment period closed on July 20, 2012. Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes. If you have any comments, please contact Liz Ralph at 303.347.6177 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a fax to 303.795.7603. Update: AWWA Comment Period closed on July 20, 2012. The final published copy of the standard will not be available for some time. When it is available, a notice will be placed in the official notice section of Journal ...
AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA B506-13 AWWA STANDARD FOR Zinc Orthophosphate
The AWWA Standards Council has approved revisions to this standard for public comment. The publication of this information on the AWWA website begins the 30-day comment period for action on standards by the Standards Council. Copies of the revised standard are available during the comment period for $20 each from AWWA. Update: AWWA Comment Period is now closed – review copies are no longer available. The final draft you receive for review will be edited for publication and may also be revised as appropriate based on any comments received during the public comment period. Please note: The public comment period closed on January 21, 2013. Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes. If you have any comments, please email Steve Posavec or call 303.347.6175 or fax 303.795.7603. The final published copy of the standard will not be available for some time. When it is available, a notice will be placed in the official notice section of Journal - American Water Works Association. The standard then becomes an effective AWWA standard on the first day ...
AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA ANSI/AWWA C800-14, Standard for Underground Service Line Valves and Fittings
AWWA solicits public comments on all proposed new AWWA Standards, and on all proposed revisions, reaffirmations, or withdrawals of existing AWWA Standards. The referenced standards project is being considered for approval and the publication of this notice begins AWWA’s 30-day public comment period. An electronic public review copy of the proposed standard can be purchased for review during the comment period for $20 each. Comments must be submitted in writing to the AWWA contact listed below no later than the last day of the comment period specified herein. Such comments shall be specific to the section(s) of the standard under review and include sufficient detail so as to enable the reader to understand the commenter's position, concerns and suggested alternative language, if appropriate. AWWA Comment Period is now closed. Review copies are no longer available. Send comments to: Liz Ralph 303.347.6177 phone 303.795.7603 fax The review copy will be edited for publication and may also be revised as appropriate based on any comments received during the public comment period. Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended ...