SWAN Newsletter – Fall 2017

This fall, SWAN welcomed 11 new, diverse members and formed 3 new global partnerships! We announced that the SWAN 8th Annual Conference will held in Barcelona in May 2018 – call for abstracts now open. SWAN hosted its first ever SWAN Pavilion at Aquatech in Amsterdam and the SWAN North American Alliance held its 2nd Annual Utility Workshop in Chicago. Take a look below to learn about the results of a WE&RF survey SWAN conducted on Big Data and urban sewershed management, as well as view recent member highlights and upcoming events.

          Amir Cahn, SWAN Executive Director

SWAN 2018

The SWAN 8th Annual Conference, “Smart Water: Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today” will be held 21-22 May 2018 in Barcelona. Don’t miss what will be the leading smart water/wastewater event of the year!

**Abstracts are due by Jan. 8th. Early-bird discount lasts until Jan. 16th.

Click below to register, view hotel discount code, call for papers and sponsorship opportunities.

Welcome New Members

Coliban Water

Welcome New Partners

Cleveland Water Alliance
 Results from Big Data & Urban Sewershed Management Study             

On behalf of a WE&RF-CH2M research study, SWAN conducted three surveys to determine the current challenges, capabilities, and state of implementing (1) Sensor networks in urban sewersheds (sewer collection systems) and (2) Big Data solutions in water distribution networks. The results will be used to identify the major use cases to be addressed, the available and required technologies, as well as a gap analysis.

Click here to view the final survey results (available only to SWAN members). 

Recent Event Highlights

MM Spa Workshop in Milan

On Nov. 24th, SWAN Member, Metropolitana Milanese held its 2nd biannual Conference in Milan, Italy. The event involved several SWAN members and brought together leading utility professionals, technology providers and consultants to share best practices and a vision for a sustainable and resilient urban water future. View the programme.


SWAN North American Alliance Workshop in Chicago

On Nov. 6th, the SWAN NA Alliance co-held its 2nd Annual Utility Workshop with Current, Global Water Works, and the Alliance for Water Efficiency. Hosted by Uptake and sponsored by Sensus, the event explored digital solutions to Midwest water challenges.

SWAN Pavilion at Aquatech 2017 in Amsterdam

From Oct. 31-Nov. 3rd, SWAN partnered with Aquatechtrade and RAI Amsterdam to lead the Smart Water Networks Pavilion at Aquatech Amsterdam, which attracted over 21,000 water professionals. Several SWAN Members participated in the Pavilion including Kamstrup, Utilis, Bentley, WatEner, and Servelec Technologies, as well as Aganova and ControlPoint.

Member Highlights

SWAN and s::can Featured in Everything about Water Magazine, India

View SWAN article, “Smart Wastewater Network Management – Integral to India’s Smart City Mission” featuring s::can and the SWAN Wastewater Tool.

AEGEA Wins Bentley Award for Advancements in Water Networks

Wagner Carvalho of AEGEA recently accepted Bentley’s Be Inspired Award and cited the SWAN Interactive Tool in his victory speech.

Hagihon Helps Launch New Digital Social Platform for Water Challenges

As part the EU project POWER,  the Jerusalem water utility, Hagihon helped create a digital social platform for global cities to share best practices with each other.

Upcoming Partner Events

On December 18, 2017, EPA and Battelle will convene an informational webinar on EPA’s Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge. This webinar is open to the public, but is specifically targeted toward nitrogen sensor technology developers who may have a sensor package that can continuously monitor the performance of advanced nitrogen removal septic systems. The webinar will communicate information on a testing and verification process for promising sensors which will begin in March 2018.

Interested parties can register for the webinar here.

The 9th Global Leakage Summit will be held on 13-14 March 2018, at the Amba Hotel Marble Arch, in London. The event will feature the most innovative and successful examples of delivering and maintaining reduced leakage across the world and feature several SWAN members.

SWAN Members receive a 15% discount. Click here to register and here for the discount code.

For more information, please email jon.shepherd@lbcg.com

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