American Water Summit 2014: Smashing Silos
American Water Summit: Scalable Solutions  Denver CO, | October 20-21 2015



Scalable Solutions

This is an exciting time for the water industry in North America. The sector has demonstrated great creativity in the past 24 months, developing new approaches to project financing and operations and rising to the range of challenges that it faces. Each of these obstacles is regional and requires unique techniques, but for the industry to really thrive, however, it is critical that we can move beyond having to continuously reinvent the wheel. We need to create scalable solutions.

Leaders from different spaces speak different languages but everyone has the same needs and desires: a thriving water industry to underpin a strong and resilient 21st century economy. The American Water Summit, now in its 6th year, brings together senior executives and top decision makers from water, energy, finance, technologies and cities to talk about the business of water in an environment which allows for maximum understanding.

Chicago’s chief alchemist talks shop with GWI: Pt 1

By Peter Beland, Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:39


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) is home to the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world.

Built in the 1920s when its prerogative was to simply dispose of its wastewater, the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant is undergoing state-of-the-art modifications to truly reflect what would otherwise seem like a whitewashed name change.

Stickney can treat up to 1.44 billion gallons nutrient-rich wastewater everyday, and is increasingly doing so in a way that captures the value of its river of waste.

Unraveling North American Water P3s

By Peter Beland, Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:18


Welcome to our Utility Finance Blog. This year the American Water Summit will feature a new Utility Finance strand and P3 Workshop focused on facilitating North American public-private partnerships, bridging the communication gaps that exist between principal stakeholders, and demystifying P3s. This blog will breakdown the various aspects of a successful North American water P3s, from both the public and private perspectives.

Maximizing Your ROI

At GWI, we understand that you attend conferences to build your network. The American Water Summit experience is designed to allow you to do this from beginning to end. (Click Image for Full Size)

New Partnership Announced with NACWA

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) represents the interests of public clean water agencies across the country. With federal, state and municipal budgets under ever-increasing pressure, many in the water sector and beyond are looking to the private sector to provide more investment in public infrastructure. NACWA has chosen to be a supporter of the American Water Summit to make sure that the public and private sectors are not only speaking about one another, but to one another, and that a relationship of increased trust based on shared solutions can ensue. It is time to leave our respective comfort zones and to make a serious commitment to better understand our shared goals and objectives.

By focusing on a public-private dialogue, the Summit will further build on its record of spurring innovative finance, viable public-private partnerships, and cutting-edge technologies. This in turn will advance environmental and public health protections while spurring jobs and the economy — a worthy set of shared goals that NACWA is proud to support.

What Do Our Delegates Say About Us?

“Excellent cross-network of leaders, often beyond the standard participants in water conferences. Inspires unexpected 
connections and ideas.” 
George Hawkins, DC Water

“3rd year. Excellent forum. What stands out is that GWI constantly
works at bettering the confer
ence details. I describe your team as 
high tech media ninjas for the water world.”

Susan Roberts, Abengoa

“It was an eye opening experience for me. I plan on attending more events.” Robert Garner, King & Spalding 

“Thank you for a stellar American Water Summit – learned a lot and had a great time!” Albert Cho, Xylem

“AWESOME” Mark Gisclar, City of Casselberry, Florida

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