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Competitions, celebrations, professional sessions and more at ACE19

Welcome to an exhilarating Tuesday at the American Water Works Association’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE19) in Denver, Colo., with much more to experience!

Water experts from around the world are exchanging knowledge and ideas in professional sessions focused on small systems and large, water treatment and distribution, Speaker Issam Najm presenting about PFAS removalasset management and financing, potable reuse and smart water, to name a few. (Pictured, Issam Najm presenting about PFAS removal)

In the Exhibit Hall, open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. today, stop by the AWWA Pavilion (Booth 2420) to view a demonstration of envoi, AWWA’s new interactive digital platform for Standards and other technical information. Don’t miss the AWWA Awards and Section Recognition Celebration, 4:30-5:30 p.m., honoring innovative education, safety programs, membership tenure and more.

Other Tuesday highlights include:

•    Isle Utilities’ Tech Pitch Competition, 1-2:30 p.m., Innovation Lounge, Exhibit Hall (Booth 1420)
•    The Career Center Job and Education Fair, 2-5 p.m., Exhibit Hall (Booth 3651)
•    Official Best of the Best Tap Water Taste Test, 3:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall (Booth 4231)
•    Networking Happy Hour, 4:30-6 p.m., Exhibit Hall

The action continues Wednesday. Be sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cheer for your team in the final round of competitions in Pipe Tapping (10:35 a.m., Booth 504) and Hydrant Hysteria (11 a.m., Booth 519). The final round of Top Ops is at 1:30 p.m. in Room 201/203.

Other Wednesday happenings include:

•    Poster Session: Water Resources/Research, 10-11:45 a.m., Exhibit Hall (Booth 2848)
•    AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel, Mineral A
•    Donut Worry, Be Happy networking event, 12:30-2 p.m., Exhibit Hall
•    Israel-U.S. Water Initiative Presentation and Panel Discussion, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room 503/504
•    ACE Wrap Party & Gavel Passing Celebration, 4:45-6:30 p.m., Denver Performing Arts Complex

Our sincere thanks to the ACE19 sponsors and exhibitors, leaders in the water community who make all of this possible. Congratulations to the many AWWA award and scholarship winners honored throughout ACE19.

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