To protect public health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) today announced that the Nov. 10-11 AWWA | SWAN International Smart Water Symposium will proceed as a virtual event. Details related to this event are available on AWWA’s Events and Education webpage. “While our commitment to public health protection during the ongoing pandemic prevents us from hosting the symposium in-person in Austin, Texas, AWWA and SWAN are excited that attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest in smart water innovations using a first-rate virtual platform,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “A virtual event is a fitting way to deliver content on data-driven, digital solutions, and we look forward to an outstanding learning experience.” “In these critical times, there is a great desire to learn about the latest smart water innovations and industry trends,” said SWAN Executive Director Amir Cahn. “Following our successful SWAN 2020 Virtual Conference, we’re excited to keep sharing new ideas and further engage with global leaders to advance the water sector.” AWWA offers resources to assist utilities in dealing with the challenges that arise during the COVID-19 pandemic at awwa.org/coronavirus . # # # 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. 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.