Why Attend

Why attend the American Water Summit 2021?

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.

Each year the American Water Summit theme changes in line with current opportunities and challenges in the industry.

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Beneficial. Would recommend any water utility, innovator and influential party attend to share, learn and accelerate adoption of best practices and improvement trends.

Byron Druss, InVision LLC

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.

Excellent – fantastic combination of invigorating discussion, excellent networking and thought-provoking panels.

George Hawkins, Moonshot LLC
Delegate Breakdown

AWS is in my opinion the premier water conference in the US. The best water conference in America.

Marcelo Moacyr, FLOVAC, Inc.


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.


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.

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Of delegates say that AWS is the most valuable water focused conference they attend each year
Agenda and Speakers

The American Water Summit brings together insight leaders and expert speakers who represent the most significant opportunities in the North American water sector. The objective of the event is to give our delegates access to opportunities and industry developments unavailable at any other water sector event.

The breakout sessions for 2019 will cover Climate Change, Consolidation, Corporate Water, Technology Futures, and Utility Excellence, with panels, presentations and roundtable discussions to give you access to every angle of these topics.

2018 was my first time attending and of the water-related conference I have been to, AWS was by far the best.

Brad Evans, Economics Center