WC130 MayJune2023 - Magazine - Page 13
Start planning your ACE experience! These professional tracks offer something for everyone.
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WATER 2050 IS AN AWWA INITIATIVE TO COLLABORATE AND CHAMPION A COURSE FOR A SUCCESSFUL AND
SUSTAINABLE WATER SECTOR.
AWWA has identified five critical drivers that will influence progress toward a sustainable and resilient water future:
sustainability, technology, economics, governance and social/demographic.
RED - Governance
Purple - Social and Demographic
Aqua - Technology
Blue - Sustainability
Water Policy and Regulations
With constantly evolving regulation,
compliance, and policy issues, there’s
always something new on the regulatory
front. Uncover the latest developments
on current issues, including new
information on the Infrastructure and
Investment and Jobs Act.
Work Culture in the Water Sector
This track features a range of bestpractice topics: diversity, equity, and
inclusion (DEI), workforce recruitment
and development, and practical advice
for both young professionals and
seasoned veterans navigating their
Utility Management and Leadership
Effective utility management is critical
to solving issues. Discover the latest
techniques utilities are using to recruit
and retain quality employees, improve
diversity, and protect their organizational
Extreme weather events are pushing
utilities to bolster their resilience efforts.
Join experts as they discuss assessing
risk, developing climate action plans,
and forming strategies for enhanced
Small Systems Management and
Tailored to the small system manager,
this track helps ensure that water quality
and service in smaller communities
remain on par with larger systems. Leave
with readily deployable solutions!
Join industry experts as they explore
drought resilience efforts; water
conservation and efficiency incentive
programs; customer engagement
strategies; and water loss control
programs designed for success.
Capital Improvement Projects:
Planning, Design and Delivery
Discover the latest practices for
maintaining and managing your
utility’s infrastructure. Compare diverse
approaches to asset management
and design of resilient infrastructure.
Case studies, the latest research, and
applications for implementation will be
Water Resources Planning and
Join water sector experts to discuss
water resource sustainability strategies
and fresh approaches to water resource
Strengthening Public Trust
Engaging and communicating with
stakeholders about important water
issues is complex. Analyze the best
practices used by water professionals to
share critical messages about water with
their communities and stakeholders.
Water issues are global issues. Water
professionals and leaders must work
together to create a successful future.
Join professionals from across the world
to discuss common challenges and
innovative, sustainable solutions.
WAT E R C A N A D A . N E T
Green - Economics
Distribution and Plant Operations and
Learn about the latest innovations,
approaches, and technologies for
assessing, designing, and managing
the rehabilitation or replacement of
Water main condition assessment ranks
among the most important issues for
water utilities, and interest in this subject
is rapidly growing. This session will
explore best practices and assessment
Modern Approaches to Water Quality
From a fresh look at the basics to
cutting-edge approaches to water quality
and treatment, this track will provide
attendees the latest information on PFAS,
advancements in water reuse technology,
Intelligent Water Solutions
Intelligent water networks have a broad
range of applications. This track explores
digital transformation and how to
leverage data collected for better O&M
and utility management.
This track spotlights sustainability efforts
across all water sector disciplines.
Learn more about optimization, building
resilience, and meeting the needs of your
Water Quality Challenges
Discover the latest information related
to contaminants in drinking water.
Topics include the latest advancements
in treatment methods for PFOA and
PFOS, algae, manganese, inorganics,
microplastics, and more.
Advances in Water Treatment
Join us for the latest in water treatment
challenges and solutions. Experts will
discuss the best treatment practices
for a variety of source waters and
From leveraging innovation, to digitally
transforming your utility, to advancing the
development of water reuse to ensure a
sustainable water supply, this track will
supply fresh ideas and inspiration.
Water infrastructure represents a major
capital investment. In this session,
attendees will explore the value of asset
management programs and take a
deeper look at risk, O&M, and strategies
Managing Lead in Water
These sessions will explore addressing
lead in distribution systems, including
the need for continued corrosion control
processes, successful development
of a lead service line replacement
program, and successful communication
WATER C AN ADA • M AY/JUNE 2023