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SWAN, The Smart Water Networks Forum, is a worldwide industry forum promoting the development and adoption of data technologies in water networks, making them smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable. SWAN members are industry pioneers -technology innovators, water utilities, investors, academics, engineering and consulting firms – taking a leadership role in bringing the ‘smart’ into water networks.

The New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN) serves water-focused stakeholders across New England to make an impact on global water challenges by helping to broaden and accelerate innovation to market.

NGWA is the leading organization for anyone affiliated with the groundwater industry. A nonprofit organization, NGWA is composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, scientists and engineers, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers. Our purpose is to provide guidance regarding the responsible use of groundwater.

Accelerate H2O (AH2O)

  Texas, USA

AccelerateH2O provides innovation connection and support for Texas' $9 billion water technology market, serving urban and rural, residential, industrial, agricultural, public water utility interests. AccelerateH2O discovers, invest in, and promote new and existing technologies that have potential to fill Texas demands and needs by addressing critical water issues, barriers, and limitations.

The H2O Tech Connect Network is designed to connect the water industry, entrepreneurs, university innovators, investors, service providers, mentors, technology corporations, public agencies, economic development professionals and other key players in global innovation. It facilitates highly efficient and relevant networking and collaboration and drives economic impact for technology commercialization, tech transfer, start-up growth, and job creation.

The Water Council

  Wisconsin, USA

Founded on a century of discovering inventive solutions for water issues, The Water Council was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With a mission of aligning the regional freshwater research community with water-related industries, we take great pride in having coalesced the leading water technology cluster in the United States and one of the most powerful in the world.

The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade Association representing drinking water and wastewater technology manufacturers and related services.

Isle Utilities - USA

  California, USA

Isle Utilities is an independent technology and innovation consultancy focusing on clean tech and disruptive technologies in water...


  Nevada, USA

WaterStart is a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water innovation. Based in Las Vegas, the business model involves a joint venture between academic, public, and the private sector to create channels for water innovation to enter the U.S. market...

Illinois Section AWWA provides resources for the management and advocacy of safe and sustainable water.

AGWA initiates, implements and commercializes the top water systems and technologies from across the U.S. and the world by forming and developing mutually beneficial partnerships on a local, national and international level. AGWA vets technologies and matches innovators with advisors, partners and investors.

The Water Expo is an annual event for the water industry that connects North American manufacturers and distributors with buyers, professionals and potential representatives from 40+ countries, including Latin American and the Carribbean.

The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professional around the world.

The Texas Desalination Association (TexasDesal) was established in 2011 in response to a multi-year drought’s effects on municipal, agricultural, and industrial water supplies, including those needed for oil and gas production.

The National Rural Water Association (NRWA), which is the largest water and wastewater utility membership organization in the US, provides training and technical assistance through 49 affiliated State Rural Water Associations that have over 31,000 utility system members.

The Association of Water Technologies (AWT), which was founded in 1985 and is one of the largest association for water treatment specialists, is an international trade group that represents over 600 companies that specialize in applying water treatments for industrial and commercial cooling and heating systems.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was founded in 1852 and is the nation’s oldest engineering society. hrough the expertise of its active membership, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.

The Ohio Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to affording leadership and guidance throughout the water community in order to provide sufficient potable water to Ohio.

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), which was established in 1881, is the largest nonprofit, scientific, and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource.

The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) is a stakeholder-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water.

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a private non-profit organization helping to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies in California and around the world. Among many sectors under cleantech, we work with the Water Sector to bring the right stakeholders together through the Water Cluster, quarterly.

The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) was created in 2002 following the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in response to the continued water crisis facing the 1.2 billion people without access to safe drinking water.

The Canadian Association for Rainwater Management (CANARM) is a not-for-profit national organization of individuals, businesses, and consultants with a keen interest in the future of rainwater and stormwater management practices across Canada.

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) is a local organization dedicated to increasing recognition of the bridge industry, promoting fellowship among members, and providing the very best educational opportunities for all involved in bridges.

The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences.

The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) is a leading advocate of membrane processes in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Central America.

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is a global trade association of plumbing products manufacturers. PMI’s member companies produce 90% of the plumbing products used in the US, and represent more than 150 brands.

welfare by assuring drinking water of unquestionable quality and sufficient quantity.

The Minnesota Section of AWWA (MN AWWA) a dedicated to the promotion of public health, safety, and welfare through research and dissemination of information and by supporting educational development of its members.

The American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE), which was established in 1906, is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and product certification group comprised of members representing all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries.

National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) is a multi-disciplinary association for professionals dedicated to the advancement of the environmental professions.

The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS), which was founded in 1992, is an applied scientific organization focused on the development and appropriate use of environmental and engineering geophysics.

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization that serves environmental engineering and environmental science professionals by providing board certification to those who qualify through experience and testing.

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), which was founded in 1964, is an international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification, and inspection of plumbing systems.

The Cleveland Water Alliance is a network of leading corporations, regional universities and research institutions, public agencies, stewardship organizations and utilities in Northeast Ohio that serves to coordinate, facilitate, and foster economic development through a water innovation cluster while elevating the conversation about the value of water to our region.