WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Brown and Caldwell, a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm, has solidified its smart water sector standing by joining the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), the leading global hub for the smart water and wastewater sectors.

Water and wastewater utilities increasingly face challenges associated with rising water demand and aging infrastructure, adding pressures to already burdened supply, treatment, and distribution systems. Brown and Caldwell partners with utilities investing in new assets, technology, and infrastructure renewal to design and implement smart utility roadmaps for cost-effective, high-value outcomes.

“Joining the SWAN Forum reinforces our dedication to accelerating innovation across the industry to solve the most complex water-related issues,” said Michael Karl, national smart utility technology lead at Brown and Caldwell. “We take pride in creating breakthroughs with our clients, hence we are excited to participate in the forum as a platform to collaborate and share knowledge for the betterment of the industry.”

“We are thrilled to have Brown and Caldwell, a recognized smart water leader, join the global smart water hub. Their wealth of expertise adds tremendous value to our rapidly growing community.”
Amir Cahn, executive director, SWAN Forum

Brown and Caldwell is rapidly securing its position as a gatekeeper of utilities’ digital transformation strategies. In October 2018, the firm announced the launch of BC Blue, a smart utility approach to efficiently manage and operate water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities. The approach aligns operations and systems to better collect and understand data for long-term capital investment and innovation planning while reducing operator training time.

To engage with global smart water experts, Brown and Caldwell will participate in the SWAN 9th Annual Conference taking place May 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The conference will focus on “Navigating the Utility Journey: From Leadership to Results.” Learn more at


About the SWAN Forum

The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) is the leading global hub for the smart water sector, accelerating the awareness and adoption of data-driven technologies in water and wastewater networks worldwide. A UK-based non-profit organization, SWAN brings together key players in the water sector to collaborate and share knowledge while offering access to cutting-edge research, global networking opportunities, and the ability to proactively influence the future of the water industry. Learn more at


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