Find us in the ACE Exhibit Hall in Booth #931

A robust lineup of programming and speakers, a wide range of exhibitors, and networking event make the Innovation Hub the focal point for solution-oriented and forward-thinking early adopters.

Powered by Isle, the ACE23 Innovation Hub will tie in global trends and address regional challenges that demand creative approaches. The Innovation Hub is where conversations are taken a step further, whether it’s step changes of innovation to the core business or industry to transformative innovation.

Solving the complex challenges facing the water community in 2050 will take innovation – and collaboration. The Innovation Hub is a curated space designed to celebrate and embrace change, highlight emerging technologies and trends, and engage in meaningful conversations to advance a sustainable and resilient water future.   

The centralized “hub” provides a place for thought leaders to come together and share creative ideas and designs, and fosters connections and collaboration on such topics as:

  • Cyber and data security
  • Novel approaches to resiliency
  • Global trends in non-revenue water
  • Resource recovery
  • Water reuse
  • Application of drone technology
  • Leveraging artificial intelligence for optimization
  • 21st Century Infrastructure
  • Cutting-edge Source Water Protection Measures
  • Next generation treatment technologies

Zone A - Intelligent Systems

The Intelligent Systems Zone encompasses solutions that leverage machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), digital twin, BIM, and/or algorithmic data analysis to improve workflows, efficiencies, and outputs.

Zone B - Next Generation Infrastructure

Solutions in the Next Generation Infrastructure Zone represent companies that are investing in improving today’s conventional solutions to adapt to tomorrow’s challenges and demands, building a more resilient world.

Zone C - Resource Protection

The companies representing the Resource Protection Zone offer a defense to the availability, health, longevity, and resilience of resources such as water, energy, workforce, and other limited assets.

Zone D - Advanced Water Quality Solutions

The Advanced Water Quality Solutions Zone offers solutions that are involved in the monitoring, analysis, data-collection, and databasing for enhanced water quality.

AWWA’s Water 2050 Initiative tackles the most critical drivers impacting the water community’s future – Sustainability, Technology, Economics, Governance, and Social/ Demographic. Similarly, the work of Water 2050 has also highlighted the need to engage strategic partners to address challenges encountered along the way. Throughout the conference, the Innovation Hub’s engaging professional program and suite of networking events bring together key stakeholders to inspire the innovative thinking needed to address the water challenges of today – and create an extraordinary Water 2050 future of tomorrow.

Programming Schedule

The Innovation Hub program will be available in April 2023.  The program will take place during the following hours –

Monday, June 12, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.            
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Networking Reception
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                   
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.               


Innovation Hub Sponsors

Cabana Sponsors

Zone Sponsors

Koozie Sponsors