VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, today announced Paul Gagliardo, manager of Innovation Development, will participate in the Sustain Summit in Newport Beach, Calif. on Feb.12, 2015.
Gagliardo will join with other leaders on a panel titled “The Emergence of the Circular Economy.” Severe droughts, accumulating waste problems and resource constraints across the globe are sparking corporations and investors to seek out solutions that can solve the nexus of water/waste/resource related issues, as major investment is being made into infrastructure to meet the consumption needs of a growing global population increasingly moving into cities, along with greater regulatory oversight.
Gagliardo will explore the key water, waste and resource issues being faced by American Water today, and will examine how the company is tackling these issues through investments, partnerships and conservation measures as they attempt to “close the loop.”
The Sustain Summit showcases corporate sustainable innovation strategies and best practices across multiple industries for peer-to-peer learning which reveals the massive opportunities offered by solving our collective global challenges. This event will bring together top innovators, corporations, government agencies, investors and thought leaders, in a program where sustainability strategies meet innovation opportunities.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.