Why Attend


The American Water Summit is the most important event for those who believe that a strong, efficient, and innovative water sector can be a force for positive change in North America. The agenda focuses on identifying opportunities and creating value for all industry stakeholders, whilst providing space for attendees to meet others that share the same vision.

There are three pillars supporting our event, which make the American Water Summit like no other in the crowded conference circuit:

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 water industry is regional and fragmented, but the challenges faced require a broad perspective and global thinking. Organized by Global Water Intelligence, the American Water Summit has a dedicated team behind it who strive to think big.

Over the past 20 years, GWI has built a unique ecosystem of vertical networks and data, enabling us to help clients make informed, strategic decisions about their businesses. Conferences are only a part of what we do, and so the American Water Summit draws upon knowledge gathered throughout GWI’s ecosystem, ensuring we cover all key segments of the international water sector, including desalination and reuse, finance, digital solutions, utilities, and industrial water.

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

Marcelo Moacyr, FLOVAC, Inc.

Our analysts have deep domain expertise and strong industry networks. We draw on these strengths to put together an agenda that leads rather than follows.

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

Brad Evans, Economics Center

GWI conferences are not pay to play, which means every minute of the agenda offers value. Our clients don’t pay to be on our stage, but instead work with us to build a program that covers what is most pressing and most interesting to the sector.

With over 400 people at the American Water Summit, there is a great diversity of opinion and innovative ideas. We utilise the best digital tools to help all delegates have their say. Live voting, polls, Q&As, and the dedicated American Water Summit app are central to the programme, ensuring that we gather and engage with the thoughts and opinions of the audience, as well as those on stage.

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

George Hawkins, Moonshot LLC

We welcome senior executives you won’t find at other conferences. We bring together impactful public and private thought leaders through our partner organisations, the Global Water Leaders and the Leading Utilities of the World (LUOW).

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.