The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) are pleased to announce the first-ever joint International Smart Water Symposium to be held on November 10-11, 2020 in Austin, Texas. The International Smart Water Symposium will explore innovative, data-driven solutions and smart water strategies to address global water and wastewater challenges. The symposium will highlight thought leaders and utility case studies with facilitated discussions, workshops, exhibits and networking opportunities. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas and best practices with peers and learn from multiple perspectives. “We are thrilled to join forces with AWWA to put Smart Water on the center stage at this critical time for the water industry,” SWAN Executive Director Amir Cahn said. “As a fast-growing technology hub, Austin is the perfect setting to bring together global smart water innovators.” “We see our partnership with the Smart Water Networks Forum as a way to help shape what’s next for the water industry,” AWWA CEO David LaFrance said. “AWWA wants to continue to push innovative solutions to the forefront, and this symposium provides a powerful step in that direction.” A call for abstracts to solicit presenters will be available in December 2019. Learn more on the event webpage . Media note: Accredited members of the media may attend the International Smart Water Symposium at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Communications. For media registration, visit AWWA’s Press Room or contact Amber Wilson at 303-734-3455. # # # About AWWA 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. Learn more at www.awwa.org . About SWAN The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) is the leading global hub for the smart water sector, accelerating the awareness and adoption of data-driven technologies in water and wastewater networks worldwide. A nonprofit organization, SWAN brings together key players in the water sector to collaborate and share knowledge while offering access to cutting-edge research, global networking opportunities, and the ability to proactively influence the future of the water industry. Learn more at www.swan-forum.com .