Business Models for the Future: American Water Summit 2012, Chicago

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This financial water conference, hosted by leading water market analysts American Water Intelligence, combines inspiration and expertise: a rare opportunity to meet the water industry's key executives and leading thinkers, gathering here to define the future of America’s water.

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We are already seeing the impact of new, smarter technologies and innovative project delivery models, but how much further can we go?

“In today's world of constrained resources and limited capital, there is a tremendous need to think creatively and implement smarter models for doing business in the water sector. We are already seeing the impact of new, smarter technologies and innovative project delivery models, but how much further can we go? A 21st century water sector should embrace and reward best practice, and its participants must be creative and unafraid to question and improve upon the old paradigms for doing business.”

The American Water Summit is the foundation for this successful water future; it is an agenda-defining event with the intimacy and openness of a boardroom meeting, bringing together leaders from public and private sectors to lay the groundwork for new innovation in water. It will ask: What are the best new ideas? What can we learn from other industries? How should we be marketing water to the public?

The Summit will attract:
Senior water leaders from government departments and municipalities
CEOs, CFOs and top executives from the private sector
Investors and financiers
Engineering company executives
Water technology specialists

Confirmed speakers include
Barbara Bennett, CFO of the Environmental Protection Agency
Jeff Sterba, CEO of American Water
Bertrand Camus, CEO of United Water
Jes Munk Hansen, CEO of Grundfos North America

FURTHER DETAILS and a fully-fleshed Agenda will be posted shortly at

American Water Awards
This year, the American Water Summit will host the NEW American Water Awards, to be presented on the Summit’s first evening, 14th November, at the Gala Dinner.
Five categories will be judged and awarded:
1. Utility Performer of the Year : For the utility who has shown the most innovative approach to customer service or value over the last 12 months
2. Partnership Performance of the Year : For the public-private or other partnership which has delivered the most dramatic improvements in service or customer value over the most recent three year period
3. Technology Project of the Year : For the implementation of a new technology in a completed water or wastewater project which most deserves broader recognition
4. Environmental Project of the Year : For the project (municipal or industrial) in the past 12 months which has made the greatest contribution to improving the water environment
5.    Growing Blue Award for Sustainability: further details pending

Nominations for the shortlist by September 14th, 2012 to brady(dot)porche(at)globalwaterintel(dot)com.

A few Press passes will be available.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ruth Newcombe, Press Relations, American Water Summit: rn(at)globalwaterintel(dot)com

COMING UP: also hosted by American Water Intelligence

'Produced Water' Business Insight Seminar
3rd October, The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Contact: growland(at)globalwaterintel(dot)com

Water & Energy: Strategies for Energy Independence
Sourcing, treating, delivering and reusing water in the upstream energy industry
4th & 5th October, The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Contact: jmc(at)globalwaterintel(dot)com

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