News and Events Remain current on all groundbreaking AGWA news, as well as get updates on our events, consultations and other activities. Recent News April 2016Akron Global Water Alliance will be hosting the U.S. Algal Toxin Conference 2016 on April 27, 28, 29. This is the second annual conference. This event will showcase the successes of AGWA and present the upcoming issues around harmful algal blooms and regulations. March 16, 2015 Akron and Israel Deal Brings Israeli Advanced Waste Water Project to AkronA new initiative between the City of Akron and the State of Israel will further develop Akron’s position as a leader in the global water industry. The City of Akron will be the exclusive North American government partner and location for Israel’s effort to bring cutting edge water technologies to the U.S. marketplace through an “Advanced Waste Water Treatment Demonstration Project.” Learn more. March 2015Akron Global Water Alliance will be hosting the US Algal Toxin Conference 2015 in conjunction with the Netherlands Water Alliance on April 28 - 30. The event will look at the science and solutions for Algal toxins created by harmful algal blooms through a packed schedule of presentations, breakout sessions, round table discussions, panels, tours and a variety of exhibits. Learn more. February 2015The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Akron Global Water Alliance (AGWA) as a water technology cluster following the launch of the Akron Global Water Alliance. This is an important distinction, and one that is shared among only 13 other organizations nationwide. While the clusters are not affiliated directly with EPA, the federal organization works to support their efforts in the environmental technology field as these clusters may play valuable roles in the future of the U.S. Learn more. October 2014 The Akron Global Water Alliance (AGWA) officially launched in late October during an international event at the University of Akron. The two day event brought together more than 100 colleagues from the world's leading engineering and environmental firms alongside the Mayor of Akron and members of the City of Akron’s Economic Development and Water Departments, the University of Akron, the Akron Global Business Accelerator, Akron City Council and Summit County Council. Representatives were present at the event from other notable organizations and countries that include Israel, the Netherlands and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more. Upcoming Presentations Dr. Christopher Miller, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Akron, will be presenting the following papers: August 28, 2014“Bridging the Gap from Water Plant Data Collection and Data Analytics to Operational Decision Support for Harmful Algal Blooms” One Water, Ohio, the Ohio WEA-AWWA Technical Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio. Learn more. August 10-14, 2014 “Water Plant Fluorescence Data Analytics for Coagulation Operational Decision Support” at the 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco, California. Learn more. Jeff Bronowski, Manager, City of Akron, Water Supply Bureau will be presenting the following paper: August 26-29, 2014“Northeast Ohio Plant Operations User Group - Encouraging Dialogue to Promote Plant Operations Excellence” at One Water, Ohio, the Ohio WEA-AWWA Technical Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio. Learn more.