Opening General Session features NASA’s Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen (DENVER) – Water professionals from around the globe will come together in San Antonio, Texas, June 12-15 to explore the latest water innovations and discuss today’s water challenges during the American Water Works Association’s 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE22). Attendees who register by April 22 can take advantage of discounted prices, including $895 for members to attend the full conference and student members can register for $40. ACE22 also offers a virtual-only option, which costs $395 for members and $125 for student members. After two years of virtual conferences, ACE22 returns to an in-person format at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, where thousands of attendees will share experiences and learn from experts through an extensive professional program. Service providers will showcase their latest innovations in an exposition featuring more than 360 exhibitors and more than 950 booths. The event also includes a hybrid feature in which AWWA will stream content from select sessions. The June 13 Opening General Session features a NASA scientist whose team discovered water on Mars. Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen is NASA’s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, working to ensure that NASA’s science missions build partnerships across disciplines to advance the frontiers of knowledge and exploration. ACE22 will also formally launch AWWA’s Water 2050 initiative, a collaborative exploration to envision the future of water and chart a course for water community success and sustainability. Young professionals will be featured in a video during the opening session titled “The Future We Create.” This year’s ACE22 theme, “Inform. Influence. Impact.”, invites attendees to discover new technologies and water sector innovations and prepare themselves to confront present and future water challenges. To learn more about the conference agenda and to register, visit the ACE22 webpage . Media note: Accredited members of the media may attend ACE22 at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Communications. For media registration, please visit the AWWA press room or contact Amber Wilson at (303) 734-3455. # # # 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 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.