06/09/17 9:48 am

Every year, the American Water Works Association’s conference and expo brings together experts from around the globe to share ideas about water management, infrastructure and technology.

This year, the annual conference and exposition (or ACE) is happening in Philadelphia, and Mars and ciqada are pleased to be a part of it.

We’ll be among the exhibitors at the event, telling the world how ciqada’s Internet of Things solution can offer a bridge between IoT and water management:

  • IoT infrastructure including cellular hardware modules and gateways with integrated cloud server for data monitoring and control
  • Custom analytics and data mining via API
  • Sensor technology and hardware integration services available to meet the needs of a specific system.

The conference kicks off June 11 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. And while we’re hoping you’ll visit us – we’re at booth 1215 on the convention floor, we thought we’d share some of the highlights of this year’s ACE.

June 11

Sunday’s program includes several workshops on a number of topics, including:

  • Optimizing filter performance
  • Cost-effective water loss control
  • Managing water main distribution systems
  • Disinfection techniques for storm water and combined sewers

June 12

Monday marks the start of a two-day program geared at legal staff and outside legal counsel. There is a session Monday on planning, funding and building water infrastructure projects. Tuesday brings a discussion on “The Changing Political and Legal Landscape of Water in Washington D.C.”

June 13

On Tuesday, attendees have their pick of 54 professional sessions, as well as the chance to join in competitions such as “Hydrant Hysteria” (in which teams compete to see how quickly they can assemble a fire hydrant) and the AWWA Tap Water Taste Test.

June 14

Wednesday is “Smaller Utilities Day,” in which small utilities can attend the conference at a discounted rate, and choose from 38+ professional sessions and get access to the exhibit hall. The exhibit all is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

You can find a complete list of sessions on the AWWA website, as well as a more detailed list of exhibitors. We hope to see you there!

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