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American Water to Share Industry Leadership and Insights at American Water Works Association Annual Conference

Fourteen presenters are delivering 22 topical discussions during the event, along with two employees receiving volunteer awards

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation's largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today the company will share its expertise at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference (ACE17) from June 11-14 in Philadelphia, Pa. American Water will have a strong presence at the conference with 14 expert presenters participating in 22 sessions throughout one of the industry's top gatherings.

"As a leader in the water industry, American Water is excited to participate in ACE and share our advanced technology and innovations while also learning from our peers," said Walter Lynch, chief operating officer, American Water. "We all have the same goal of satisfying customers' needs. This conference is a great forum for industry leaders to come together and share ideas, best practices and create connections."

"Our customers must be at the center of everything we do," noted Lynch. "Our job is to provide clean, safe, affordable and reliable water and water services to our customers and our significant presence at ACE 2017 demonstrates the ongoing commitment we have to developing innovative technologies to better serve them."

American Water is challenged to find innovative ways to operate at the lowest possible cost for the benefit of the company and its customers. From the company's unique Innovation Development Process that leverages its position and expertise to develop, test and promote new technologies for industry use, to deploying 1,000 acoustical leak detectors to identify non-surfacing leaks, American Water will demonstrate its technological knowledge at the following sessions:

Monday, June 12
Topic: Advanced Leak Detection
Speaker: Dave Hughes, manager of Water Research

Topic: Impact of Filtration Media Age on Nitrosamines and Nitrosamines Precursors
Speaker: Ruth Marfil-Vega, environmental scientist

Topic: Advanced Leak Detection Technology Provides Large System Coverage With Accurate Results
Speaker: Jeff Ferrell, manager of Operations for West Virginia American Water

Tuesday, June 13
Topic: A Legacy of Innovation at American Water
Speaker: Mark LeChevallier, vice president and chief science advisor

Topic: The ABCs of AOPs
Speaker: Orren Schneider, manager of Water Technology

Topic: Developing American Water's New Goal for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Speaker: Matt Corson, manager of Environmental Compliance and Stewardship

Topic: Challenges of Responding to USEPA Health Advisories - A Utility Perspective
Speaker: Matt Corson, manager of Environmental Compliance and Stewardship

Topic: A State-Of-The-Art Review on Innovative Technologies for Sewer Collection Systems
Speaker: Jianfeng Wen, research analyst

Topic: Kanawha River Study: Extensive Evaluation For A Potential Alternate Source Of Supply
Speaker: Jen Heymann, engineering project manager for West Virginia American Water

Topic: Emergency Contingency Plan Implementation for Temporary Intake in Response to Algae Bloom
Speaker: Allen Parsley, Operations manager for West Virginia American Water

Topic: Emerging Contaminants Evaluation and Treatment, the Hummocks Well Field Story (co-presenting with Margie Gray of Mott Macdonald)
Speaker: Vince Monaco, manager of Engineering for New Jersey American Water

Topic: Groundwater Management & Regulations
Speaker: Vince Monaco, manager of Engineering for New Jersey American Water

Topic: Optimized Capital Investment Breaking the Status Quo
Speaker: Leslie Steves, project engineer for New Jersey American Water

Wednesday, June 14
Topic: Lead Identification, Release and Transport through Premise Plumbing
Speaker: Chandan Venkatesh, environmental scientist

Topic: Cetalytic Nitrate Reduction for Contaminated Ground Water: A Novel Method With No Brine Discharge
Speaker: Lauren Weinrich, environmental scientist

Topic: Advanced Oxidation with a Novel Electrochemical Oxidation System
Speaker: Orren Schneider, manager of Water Technology

Topic: Utilities Working "Smarter" with Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Speaker: Dave Hughes, manager of Water Research

Topic: A Big Picture Look: How Does GAC Impact Our Overall Goal of Reducing DBP Risks?
Speaker: Ben Stanford, Senior director, Water Research and Development

Topic: Innovative Treatment Technology Provides Additional Benefits For HAB Removal
Speaker: Allen Parsley, Operations manager for West Virginia American Water

Poster Session: American Water's Approach to Reducing Lead Exposure - Looking Beyond Compliance
Speaker: Matt Corson, manager of Environmental Compliance and Stewardship

Poster Session: Application of Feedforward Aeration Control In Full-Scale Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plants
Speaker: Jianfeng Wen, research analyst

Poster Session: Removal of Seasonal Contaminants Using Biofiltration
Speaker: Ruth Marfil-Vega, environmental scientist

Additionally, Carmen Tierno, president of New York American Water, will give the keynote address at the Kenneth J. Miller Founders' Award Luncheon on June 12. Ruth Gavel, engineering project manager with New Jersey American Water, and Rachel Beam, engineering project manager with Pennsylvania American Water, will receive the Kenneth J. Miller's Founders Award for their respective AWWA section committees. The award was established in 2001 to honor outstanding volunteers for their service and leadership in the advancement of Water For People's mission at the local committee and regional levels.

American Water Resources, a business unit of American Water's market-based subsidiary, American Water Enterprises, will have an exhibit booth at the ACE17 conference. American Water Resources offers Service Line Protection Programs to homeowners in 43 states and Washington, D.C., and currently services more than 1.6 million contracts.

Follow American Water's social media accounts for up-to-date coverage of the conference on Facebook and Twitter.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

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American Water
Joseph Szafran, 856-309-4690
External Affairs Manager
joseph.szafran@amwater.com

Source: American Water

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