Akron Global Water Alliance Officially Launches 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. Several presentations and round table discussions covered the objectives of AGWA, the Israeli water industry and technology, the Netherlands model, emerging issues for water utilities and more. The event concluded Oct. 23 with site tours at the Akron Water Treatment Plant in Kent, OH, Akron Water Reclamation Facility and the Akron Global Business Accelerator.