The American water sector is riding high with investment growth at its highest level for more than a decade. A strong economy and continues support for key federal funding programs have helped drive demand for new technologies and infrastructure. But what is next? This is the question that top executives in the water industry – public and private – have on their mind as they enjoy this unexpected moment of sunshine. It is also the reason why they will be taking part in the American Water Summit in Philadelphia, 24-26 October 2018: to get answers.
The Summit brings together C-suite executives from across the industry to talk frankly about money and water, and how the two combine with innovation and leadership to create strategy. This makes it a unique event in the North American industry. AWS is a space where the decision makers and thought leaders join the dialogue that will shape water’s future. It is a compelling discussion for all of the industry’s key participants: utilities leaders, engineers, technology suppliers, service providers, and investors.
This 2018 edition of the Summit is particularly urgent. The systems that have worked for the North American water industry for the past 40 years are looking more vulnerable than ever: at the same time the opportunities in change are looking brighter than ever.