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Chicago to host the SWAN NA Alliance Second Utility Workshop focused on digital solutions to Midwest water challenges.

Modernizing North American Water Systems in the Digital Age


Modernizing North American Water Systems in the Digital Age

In what will be an exciting multi-partner effort, the SWAN North American Alliance, an initiative of the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), together with industry leaders, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Current, and Global Water Works invite you to attend “Modernizing North American Water Systems in the Digital Age”, a one-day workshop on Nov. 6th in Chicago. Hosted by Uptake, the event will feature an interactive exploration of innovative, digital solutions to North American water infrastructure challenges, with a special focus on the Midwest region. Following the Workshop, Sensus will host a special evening reception.

This upcoming Workshop, which builds off the successful first utility workshop held in partnership with Cleantech San Diego earlier this year, will feature a keynote presentation by David St. Pierre, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and will showcase progressive Midwest utilities from Chicago, Cincinnati, Grand Rapids, Madison, and South Bend. The event will also engage participants in peer-to-peer roundtables and cover critical smart water trends and topics such as real-time water quality monitoring, urban flooding management, and digital transformation.

The organizers and partners plan to attract a diverse audience of utilities, tech providers, researchers and consultants to foster collaboration and further emphasize the role of data-driven technologies in advancing smart water and wastewater networks.

Steve Frenkel, Executive Director of Current, a new non-profit water innovation platform and workshop partner added: “Chicago’s robust water research capacity and tech community drive new innovations including the shift to digital water solutions. The workshop brings together progressive utilities and innovative companies to discuss the important contributions of digital water technologies in ensuring the more effective and sustainable use of water resources.”

For more information, please visit the event page and register here to reserve your spot today.


About the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) & SWAN North American Alliance:

SWAN is the leading global hub for the smart water sector, accelerating the awareness and adoption of data-driven technologies in water and wastewater networks worldwide. A nonprofit organization, SWAN brings together key players in the water sector to collaborate and share knowledge while offering access to cutting-edge research, global networking opportunities, and the ability to proactively influence the future of the water industry. The SWAN North American Alliance focuses these efforts in North America by drawing from SWAN’s collective industry expertise and collaborative partnerships.