SWAN NA Alliance

 Past SWAN NA Alliance Events

Below, is a list of past SWAN North American Alliance events. All webinars and presentations are free to download. To participate in a future event or learn more, please contact Seth Cutler: Seth.Cutler@frost.com

Webinar recordings can be found below


On Nov. 4, 2018, the SWAN NA Alliance held its 3rd Workshop at the CWWA National Water and Wastewater Conference in Montreal. Sponsored by Eramosa, the event explored the potential for smart water solutions to transform Canadian utility operations and management strategies.

Presentations and interactive roundtables covered topics like data integration, customer engagement, smart wastewater systems, and the future of Canadian Smart Water Networks. 

Montreal roundtable

On Nov. 6, 2017, the SWAN NA Alliance Alliance held its 2nd Utility Workshop in Chicago in collaboration with the the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Current, and Global Water Works. Hosted by Uptake, the event interactively explored innovative, digital solutions to Midwest water challenges along with a special evening reception was hosted by Sensus.

On Jan. 25, 2017, the SWAN NA Alliance and Cleantech San Diego co-hosted a Smart Water Workshop at Qualcomm’s headquarters in San Diego. The event drew 200 participants from across the continent discussing the challenges and opportunities associated with the integration of data-driven technologies across the North American water sector. 


Uncovering Canada’s Smart Water Solutions 

On Oct. 22, 2018, the Alliance held its 6th webinar sharing essential best practices from Canada and how these ideas can be utilized around the world. The webinar featured insights from:

  • John Presta, Director Environmental Services – Regional Municipality of Durham Works Department
  • Gary Thompson, Water Supply Unit Area Supervisor Process Operations & Maintenance – City of Toronto, Water Division
  • Darrol Weiss, Control Systems Services Leader – City of Calgary, Water Services

 Smart Wastewater Solutions: Addressing Stormwater Challenges

On August 5, 2018, the SWAN NA Alliance hosted its 5th webinar featuring US utility experts who discussed solutions to various stormwater challenges. The webinar featured expert insights from:

  • Kyla Jacobsen, Former Utility Director – City of Elgin, IL
  • Reese Johnson, Principal Engineer – Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, OH
  • Jody Crabtree, Conveyance Supervisor – Columbia County Water Utility, GA

Cyber Security Threats and Opportunities

On March 27, 2018, the SWAN NA Alliance held its fourth webinar highlighting cyber security threats and opportunities, featuring: 

  • Kevin MorelyManager, Federal Relations – American Water Works Association
  • John KasselPrincipal, Security Risk & Resilience – Black & Veatch
  • Matthew Scholl, Chief, Computer Security Division – NIST-ITL

Delivering Smart Water Solutions in Wastewater Networks

On September 20, 2017, the SWAN NA Alliance held its third webinar highlighting key strategies and tools to succeed in implementing digital wastewater solutions. The talk featured:

  • Elkin Hernandez, Manager – Process Control, DC Water
  • Ting Lu, Principal Technologist, Clean Water Services
  • Ken Thompson, Senior Technology Fellow, CH2M/SWAN President

Boosting Smart Water Policy

On June 8, 2017, the SWAN NA Alliance held its second webinar focusing on the need for policy to support the adoption of Smart Water Networks, featuring:

  • Tim Braun, Enterprise Architect, EmNet
  • Jeff Lape, Deputy Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA
  • Peter Mulvaney, Senior Manager, West Monroe Partners
  • Chris Resendez, Founder, Managing Director, IoT Impact LABS

Promoting a Data-Enabled Smart Water Future

On Nov. 1, 2016, the SWAN NA Alliance held its first webinar led by Frost & Sullivan discussing best practices, success stories and challenges in deploying smart solutions across the North American water market. The talk featured:

  • Biju George, Chief Operating Officer, DC Water
  • Captain Nelson Mix, Environmental Engineer, US EPA
  • Steve Davis, IoT and Analytics Business Leader, GE Water 
  • Amir Cahn, Executive Director, SWAN Forum