VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Susan Story, President and CEO of American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, participated in two panels at WEFTEC 2015—the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 88th annual technical exhibition and conference.
Story joined other leaders in the Water Leaders Session, “The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities,” discussing lessons learned to help communities improve resilience, livability and economic vitality. The panel featured diverse experts who are driving transformational shifts in water management -- effectively changing the cultural view of water and improving public communication and engagement for a more resilient and productive future.
Story also participated on the “Infrastructure Panel” and discussed how the role of water and energy has raised the profile of water infrastructure and the unique things American Water is doing in that arena, including the smart water grid, geothermal and other innovations.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 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 at www.amwater.com.