AI Webinar Series

AI Webinar Series


How do we pave the way for a sustainable, resilient, and technologically empowered water future? Join AWWA for this three-part 2024 webinar series exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the water sector. Webinars may be purchased invididually, or purchase all three webinars for the price of two!

AWWA AI Webinar Series

Purchase individually or register for the full series and get 3 webinars for the cost of 2!
*The webinars in this series are also included in AWWA's 2024 Annual Webinar Subscription

Schedule conflict? You can still register for the full series and receive access to all 3 sessions for a discounted rate. Recordings for all webinars will be provided. 

Register today by selecting the option of your choice below:

Webinar Series Registration Options

Register for the full series:
Get all 3 webinars for the price of 2!
Full Series Pricing: Just $150 per person member, and $240 per person non-member.

*Air dates listed below.

See a schedule conflict? No problem.
Recordings for all webinars will be provided so you may view on-demand, at your convenience.

Register for a Individual Webinar:
*$75 per webinar, member rate ($120 non-member), if purchased separately. 


Webinar 1 (Feb. 7, 2024) 
AI/ML Applications and Implementations in the Water Sector: Harnessing Technology

Webinar 2 (April 3, 2024) 
Safeguarding Tomorrow: Unraveling the Risks of Artificial Intelligence

Webinar 3 (June 5, 2024)
Intelligent Water Systems: Navigating the Waters of Tomorrow 

AI Webinar Series

A 3-part webinar series in 2024 with leaders & experts in the AI/ML field providing background and discussing transformative issues, implications for the water sector, and a wholistic approach to adoption of emerging technologies. Register for all 3 sessions at a discounted rate! These webinars are also included in AWWA's 2024 Annual Webinar Subscription

Webinar 1 - AI/ML Applications and Implementations in the Water Sector
Wednesday, February 7, 2024  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain time

AI and machine learning (ML) provides diverse tools for utilization within the water sector. These technologies offer substantial benefits, including enhanced predictive analytics, insights, and data management. Ultimately, they streamline both daily operations and long-term planning processes. Our panel will discuss and explore technologies and opportunities we can harness within the water industry.

February 7th Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement-based machine learning.
Identify applications of AI/ML in the water sector.
Analyze impacts of AI/ML implementation on the water sector and forecast potential future outcomes.
Examine the impacts of AI/ML on utilities and evaluate the potential for AI to foster parity between utilities of varied sizes and financial means.

February 7th Expert Panel:
Moderated by: Josh Fortenbaugh, AWWA
Katya Bilyk, Hazen and Sawyer
Kyle Thompson, Carollo Engineers
Prabhu Chandrasekeran, Arcadis North America

Webinar 2 - Cybersecurity and Risks of AI
Wednesday, April 3, 2024  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain time

In an era where the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds blur, understanding and mitigating the risks associated with artificial intelligence is paramount to protecting our critical infrastructure. Join us for this enlightening webinar where thought leaders and experts will provide insights to navigate the complexities of AI risks and empower you to embrace the transformative power of AI responsibly.

Embarking on the frontier of artificial intelligence (AI) promises boundless innovation, but it comes with a set of unprecedented risks. This webinar is a crucial exploration of the multifaceted challenges and potential pitfalls that arise as we integrate AI into our utilities. Learn how cybersecurity safeguards are advancing with the help of AI to protect against attacks that are increasing in frequency and complexity due to AI.

-  Introduction to AI Risks
-  Security Vulnerabilities in AI Systems
-  Transparency in AI
-  Adversarial Attacks and AI
-  AI in Critical Systems: Risks and Consequences
-  Regulatory Landscape
-  Mitigating AI Risks: Best Practices and Strategies
-  Future-proofing Against AI Risks

April 3rd Learning Objectives:
Outline the risks and consequences of artificial intelligence based applications within the water sector.
Give examples of how to develop an improved cybersecurity plan to protect a utility from the increasing severity and number of attacks that threaten the sector.
Analyze the existing regulatory landscape to ensure utilities remain in compliance and protected from cyberattacks, and evaluate the potential for future regulatory intervention and vulnerabilities.

April 3rd Expert Panel:
To be announced

Webinar 3 - Technological Advancements to Support an Intelligent Water System
Wednesday, June 5, 2024  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain time

Emerging technologies compel water utilities to improve everyday practices. Advancements in instrumentation for water production, transmission, distribution, wastewater collection, and consumer endpoints allow for the optimization of water networks. While these innovations offer enhanced efficiency and reliability for water networks, the multitude of options available necessitates expert advice on the most valuable technologies and their optimal implementation strategies for utilities.
An intelligent water system has a lot of benefits outside of the technological space, such as fostering equity, positively impacting public trust, increasing efficiency, and steering utilities toward a circular water economy.

Implementation of multiple technologies, including AI/ML are central to improving resource management and optimization. This panel will discuss drivers, challenges, and opportunities of leveraging digital technologies and operationalizing data analytics including the application of AI/ML for better data-driven decision making.

June 5th Expert Panel:
To be announced


See a schedule conflict? No problem! Recordings for all webinars will be provided so you may view on-demand, at your convenience.
Register for the full 3-part series and save! The webinars are also included in AWWA's 2024 Annual Webinar Subscription

Additional AI Resources from AWWA!

Resource Pages 

Engineering Modeling 

Digital Twins 

Cybersecurity & Guidance  


Handbook for Water Distribution System Model Calibration 

Modeling Water Quality in Distribution Systems, 2nd Edition 

Handbook of Hydraulics, 8th Edition 


M32 Computer Modeling of Water Distribution Systems, 4th Edition 

M36 Water Audits and Loss Control Programs, 4th Edition 

Technical Reports 

2023 State of the Water Industry Report 

Cybersecurity Risk & Responsibility in the Water Sector 

Increasing Consumer Benefits & Engagement in AMI-Based Conservation Programs 

Increasing Consumer Benefits & Engagement in AMI-Based Conservation Programs: Guidebook for Practitioners 



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