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Join us at the AWWA│SWAN International Smart Water Symposium to learn about and discuss data-driven solutions to global water challenges. The symposium will highlight smart water innovations from multiple perspectives and help attendees master how to use digital solutions to operate water utilities more efficiently, while increasing their resilience to cyber hazards.

Coming Soon! 

AWWA and SWAN are partnering together to discuss and accelerate smart solutions for the most challenging water issues. This event will feature smart water thought leaders and will engage attendees with workshops, facilitated discussions, networking opportunities, exhibits and an opportunity to share ideas with your peers. Join us in Austin, Texas in November 2020!

Who attends?

Utility Executives, Directors, and Managers Public Officials and Utility Board Members Computer/Process Control System Professionals
IT Professionals Engineers  Security Specialists
Emergency Response Managers Consultants Product and Service Providers
Researchers Regulators Investors
SCADA System Managers and Operators Students Scientists

Hotel & City Information

Conference location:
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, 19000 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
Hotel reservations will open in Summer 2020.

Known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin’s appeal extends beyond music – with outstanding dining experiences, museums and outdoor activities.

For meeting attendees, the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is the grand hotel of The University of Texas at Austin. It offers innovative meeting spaces within one mile of Austin's world-class downtown and famous Lady Bird Lake hiking and biking trails. Learn More.

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located just 9 miles from the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center. 


Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. For your protection, reserve hotel accommodations using only the link that will be provided by AWWA. Reservations made through any other housing services company cannot be guaranteed by AWWA and could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement.

Technical ProgramGeneral Session

The program will explore innovative, data-driven solutions to global water and wastewater challenges with a focus on utility case studies highlighting successful leadership and smart water strategies.

Session details will be available in Summer 2020.

Preliminary Schedule at-a-glance

All events take place at the ATT Hotel & Conference Center, unless otherwise noted. Schedule is preliminary and subject to change - please see mobile app onsite for changes. 
Monday, November 9, 2020  
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops (tentative)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020  
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration Open
8:30 a.m. Conference Welcome
8:30 am. - 6:00 p.m. Conference Sessions, Roundtables and Keynotes
A.M. and P.M. Refreshments & Networking Breaks in the Exhibits Area
12:00 Noon Luncheon
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Networking Social in Exhibits Area
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Gala Dinner
Wednesday, November 11, 2020  
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Sessions, Roundtables and Keynotes
A.M. and P.M. Refreshments & Networking Breaks in the Exhibits Area
12:00 Noon Luncheon 
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Session

Subject to change - please refer to onsite program and mobile app for schedule changes. 

Planning Committee

Mary Bac - Houston Water
Clifford Chan - East Bay Municipal Utility District
Colin Chung - Kayuga
Jim Cooper - Arcadis
Seth Cutler - Frost and Sullivan)
Andrew Lee - Seattle Public Utilities
Ryan Locicero - Clean Water Services
John Norton – Great Lakes Water Authority
Ting Lu - Clean Water Services 
Nicole Pasch - City of Grand Rapid, MI
Ken Thompson - Jacobs
Dr. Peter Prevos - Coliban Water

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Target Audience

This joint Symposium will attract hundreds of water and wastewater professionals, including:
• Progressive global water utilities
• Industry recognized experts
• Leading technology providers
• Smart water thought leaders

As sponsorship opportunities are limited, we advise you to secure your spot early to gain maximum marketing exposure. This is an excellent opportunity for sponsors to gain visibility and promote products and services to a highly targeted audience.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure
2020 Sponsorship Application

The premier event for smart water solutions - be there! 






Visit the Exposition!

Enjoy dedicated time to visit with premier service providers, offering leading edge solutions in Smart Water technology. 

A list of participating companies will be available here by summer 2020. 

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting?





Call For Abstracts is now closed

Theme: Building a Resilient Water Future through Digital Transformation

Thank you to all who submitted. The planning committee will now evaluate all submissions, with a preference to those that discuss approaches, best practices and techniques, research, and case studies on all aspects of smart water, wastewater, reuse and stormwater.

Call for Abstracts Topics

Visit Plan your presentation for guidelines, responsibilities and additional information.

For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact the Conferences and Events Group.