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About AGWA

Global Challenge

Water – turn on a tap and take a drink. While you may not think much about it, this is a privilege not shared by more than half the world. Billions of people live without an adequate clean water supply. And the problem is growing. All over the globe, pollution from industrial facilities, stormwater runoff, biotoxins and other sources threaten our very way of life and our future.

In response to the escalating concern over water quality, the Akron Global Water Alliance (AGWA) was formed in Northeast Ohio USA to face the challenge of how to effectively manage, treat and distribute clean water. Located near the shores of the world’s largest body of fresh water, the Great Lakes, AGWA has access to an abundant supply of water from Ohio lakes, rivers, streams, reservoirs and aquifers.


AGWA’s Solution

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.

Using our extensive global network, AGWA develops pilot projects that connect state-of-the-art technology with proven business experience and local expertise, as well as valuable financial incentives. We start by seeking domestic and international water companies, utilities, organizations and institutions that have leading-edge technologies, systems and solutions. Then we connect these innovators with appropriate investors and partners in order to:

  • Access resources outside their own markets (without relocation)
  • Align and collaborate with experienced R&D partners
  • Gain practical applications to demonstrate success
  • Identify and develop practical applications and commercialization opportunities
  • Enter and establish themselves in the U.S. market
  • Deliver their water solutions throughout the U.S. and around the world

By helping to develop advanced technologies related to improved water and wastewater management, water reclamation and infrastructure systems, AGWA helps ensure our community’s continued access to a clean water supply and provides the benefits of these systems to other communities and countries around the world.

To find out more about AGWA, contact us at 330.375.2088 or .