AWS 2020 where leaders meet

Now in its 11th year, The American Water Summit has established itself as the most important annual meeting point for senior executives working within the North American water sector. The Summit consistently delivers an action and opportunity-led program in tandem with a productive networking forum for executives to meet their peers and future clients.

AWS 2020 partners
AWS 2020 host utility
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AWS 2020 gold sponsor
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AWS 2020 event partner
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AWS 2020 speakers
AWS 2020 Enrique Zaldivar

Enrique C. Zaldivar

Director and General Manager, LA Sanitation & Environment
aws 2020 piers clark

Piers Clark

Chairman, Isle Group Ltd

Mike Markus

General Manager, Orange County Water District (OCWD)
Randy Hayman

Randy E. Hayman

Commissioner & CEO, Philadelphia Water Department
aws 2020 yvonne forrest

Yvonne Forrest

Director, Houston Water
aws 2020 cristina ahmadpour

Cristina Ahmadpour

President - North America, Isle Ltd.

Karen Pallansch

CEO, Alexandria Renew Enterprises

Marty Adams

General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Booky Oren

Chairman and CEO, Booky Oren Global Water Technologies


Hours of Networking
C-suite/Senior Executives

Our core values

For 10 years, the American Water Summit has been loyally attended by the most influential senior executives from across the sector despite the crowded nature of the North American water conference circuit. Why? Because unlike other conferences, the American Water Summit adapts year-on-year to focus on action and opportunity in what can at times be a slow-paced market. It pulls together productive networking with an agenda and speakers that represent and drive action, progress, and opportunity.

The core values of the American Water Summit:

Action – not only do we make it our mission to identify the pockets of investment and action in the market, we strive to make the conference actionable for our delegates. This means providing authoritative insight, delivering the right contacts and building communities to drive progress beyond the event.

An investment and opportunity-led program – we focus on projects, their value in terms of opportunity, and getting the people who are making the deals into the room. This isn’t easy, so it’s unlikely that you will find this approach anywhere else. This angle of the event alone gives you access to hard to reach opportunities and contacts.

Delivering long-term value for delegates – post-event, we build communities, produce whitepapers and nurture the networks that we have created, so the value of the conference to our attendees extends far beyond the three-day event.


The American Water Summit brings together the highest levels of the water sector in North America. Attending this conference will provide you with unrivaled access to thought leaders in both the public and private sectors through interactive sessions, roundtable discussions, and dedicated One-2-One Meetings throughout the conference.



AWS 2019 brings two sets of roundtables, meaning double the opportunity to hear from insight leaders from across the industry as they chair tightly focused roundtable discussions addressing ’20 Biggest Projects in the American Water Sector’ and ’20 Most Pressing Question in the American Water Sector.’

Every delegate will have the opportunity to participate in four 20-minute discussion groups in which they can lend their expertise to drive the discussion or quietly absorb the exchanges between the sharpest minds in the business.


Every registered delegate is added to our One-2-One Networking platform, a space where attendees can arrange intimate, face-to-face meetings well in advance of the conference to form new partnerships, strike pivotal deals, or maintain existing relationships. Delegates use this platform to ensure their ROI and shake the hands they need to shake.