International 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 Lounge: connect with water professionals and discover resources from AWWA, ACE and local attractions. Meet-and-greet other members from the sector, get to know Eddy the AWWA mascot, grab some swag and more!

Technical Sessions: sessions on global topics within the Program, with the objective to share and exchange knowledge about current topics and important trends in the water sector.

International Reception: a fun event for international attendees to network in a casual and social environment.

Highlights for 2022 – UN SDGs

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 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 is directly linked to goal #6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, as well as #5 – Gender Equality and #10 – Reduced Inequalities. Visit us at ACE 2022 and learn more about how AWWA is doing its part for a better world. 

Access to go the UN SDGs page and learn more about the global initiative.

International Events

There are exciting opportunities for peer learning and knowledge exchange among water professionals all over the world. Come learn from the experience of AWWA members who have engaged in this type of collaboration and discuss ways to leverage and its benefits to help water utilities innovate and excel. Speakers will share their North American experience with international water professionals and discuss strategies to promote further peer learning through AWWA.

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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 find more information on the US Embassy, Visa Waiver Program and other detailed pages for tourism.

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