SWAN Americas Alliance

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To accelerate smart water and wastewater development in North and South America through the SWAN Forum’s collective industry expertise and collaborative partnerships. 

Recent Webinar: Smart Water in the New Decade

On March 24th, 2021, SWAN Americas and NACWA held a webinar on the operational and financial impact at water utilities in the new decade, featuring:

  • Kishia L. Powell, COO at DC Water
  • Bethany Bezak, Asst. Deputy Director of Transportation & Stormwater Dept. (San Diego)
  • Yvonne Carney, Director of Strategic Performance at WSSC Water (Maryland)
  • Tom Ginn, Technical Services Manager at Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (Georgia)

Why Join the Alliance?

The SWAN Americas Alliance is open to SWAN Members who can attend future Alliance workshops and webinars for free, participate in the Alliance Planning Group, and obtain global SWAN membership benefits.

All Alliance Members gain access to:

  • Access to all SWAN research reports
  • Chance to become a “Lead Partner” in the SWAN Americas Planning Group (see details below)
  • Free pass to annual, regional utility workshop
  • 1-4 free passes to the SWAN Annual Conference
  • Free access to all Alliance webinars on regional smart water topics (View past events here)
  • Speaking, exhibiting and networking opportunities 
  • Discounts to leading insider reports, partner events, and more!

SWAN Members can participate in the Americas Alliance Planning Group divided into four Subgroups (Outreach, Events, Research, Partnerships).

Each group is comprised of diverse utility and industry leaders collaborating to advance smart water/wastewater sectors in North and South America.

Alliance Leaders

Chairman: Gary Wong, Principal of Global Water Industry  OSIsoft

Outreach Group: Bobbi Harris, Founder and CEO – Smart Water Smart City, LLC

Events Group: Alexander Bodulow, Mechanical Engineering Associate  LADWP & Brendt Thompson, General Manager, US  s::can Messtechnik GmbH

Research Group: Eric Bindler, Research Director of Digital Water – Bluefield Research

Partnerships Group: Sielen Namdar, Industry Solutions Executive, Smart & Connected Communities – Cisco

Alliance Partners

clean water services
Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority
DC Water
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Frost & Sullivan
Kennedy Jenks
MSD St Louis


View SWAN Research Portal

A central source for smart water/wastewater case studies and industry reports, as well as excellent opportunity to share your own research. 

View case studies by 7 different topic areas: Water Network Management, Wastewater Network Management, Pressure Management, Leak Detection, Energy Management, Water Quality Monitoring, and Customer Metering. 

Interested in Getting Involved?

To join the SWAN Americas Alliance as a Member or Lead Partner in the Alliance Planning Group, please email Amir Cahn: amirc@swan-forum.com

**Please note, joining the Alliance requires becoming a SWAN Member. To learn more about global SWAN membership benefits, click here.