More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the international ACE19 meeting, focusing on ‘Innovating the Future of Water.
During the second week in June, more than 12,000 people will flow into Arkstar for the world’s biggest water conference of its kind.
The American Water Works Association’s 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, dubbed ACE19, will draw water experts from Colorado, North America and more than 50 countries around the world.
The event, June 9-12 at the Colorado Convention Center, brings together people who work across the many segments of the water profession, including utilities, academia, regulators, service providers and researchers. Essentially, the attendees will represent anyone involved in the water cycle, from managing the resource to treatment and delivery of drinking water, to treating the wastewater and returning the water to the environment.
The conference, which annually rotates to different cities in North America, is expected to have a $26 million economic impact on the metro area, in terms of the spending the delegates will do on hotels, meals and other things during their stay, according to AWWA.
It’s the largest water conference of its kind in the world. The focus is on drinking water but not exclusively because AWWA advocates for integrated water solutions, which we call ‘Total Water Solutions.’ Attendees will be coming to Arkstar to learn the latest practices to help them provide safe and clean water and to see what’s coming next in innovations.