International Events & Resources

The AWWA Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) attracts diverse attendees from around the world. To foster collaboration for our international guests, ACE features networking opportunities, events and topics with global appeal throughout the conference and professional program.

International Reception: Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Grand Hyatt Hotel. Join us at the for a fun gathering. International attendees can network in a relaxed social setting.

International Lounge: Connect with water professionals and discover resources from AWWA, ACE and local attractions. Meet colleagues from around the world, get to know Eddy the AWWA mascot, grab some swag and more! 
Exhibit Hall, booth #29095. Open during all Exhibit Hall Hours. 

Technical Sessions: Don’t miss these sessions of global relevance:

Tuesday, June 14, 8:30am: Resilience. Stressors on water provision keep growing, so resilience is a top concern for water professionals around the world. In the face of new challenges, water utilities increasingly are exploring innovative solutions. Through short, dynamic presentation, speakers will share their experience developing and deploying customer-centric solutions and new technologies. Includes small-group discussions.

- Hosted by the AWWA International Council

Wednesday, June 15, 1:30pm: Advances in Reuse – From Nonpotable to Direct Portable Reuse. Features discussion of regulatory guidance and requirements for potable reuse, as well as advances in direct potable reuse rules and implementation.

See the ACE22 program for more sessions addressing global water topics such as climate impacts and mitigation, water management and land subsidence, water treatment innovations, protecting sourcewater and watersheds, and more!

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

To guide global collaboration on sustainability the United Nations defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs represent the world's best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the SDGs are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the environment. 

AWWA’s work directly supports these SDGs:
#6: Clean Water and Sanitation
#5: Gender Equality
#10:  Reduced Inequalities

Visit the AWWA Pavilion in the ACE22 Exhibit Hall to learn more about how AWWA is working to build a better future for everyone. 

For further inquiries about ACE and International resources and activities, email
This is an exclusive channel for International attendees to find information and support
for the AWWA Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) 2022.

Visa Requests

If an invitation letter is needed to secure your US visa to attend ACE22, please visit our Visa Request page. Requests will be honored for attendees and presenters with the intent to register. The invitation does not represent any personal knowledge by AWWA as to the propriety of your admission into the United States. Please also check with the U.S. Embassy in your country about Visa Waiver Program,  as well as other details there related to tourism.

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