2023 Water Finance Conference to convene CFOs, utility finance experts in Cleveland this week

9th annual event to feature expert presentations and discussions around water/wastewater utility finance, customer affordability, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Lead and Copper Rule Revisions, and much more


The 2023 Water Finance Conference, an educational seminar exclusively for water utility finance professionals, is returning to Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 8-9, at the Aloft Cleveland Downtown.

Now in its ninth year, the Water Finance Conference convenes executive-level utility professionals, including directors, chief executive officers, chief financial officers and city finance managers, as well as consultants, municipal advisors, legal professionals and service providers involved in the financing of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater systems.

This year the conference is tackling a range of subject matter in the water finance space including cost escalation, EPA’s Financial Capability Assessment Guidance, building customer affordability into rate setting, regulatory issues including Lead and Copper Rule Revisions and PFAS, as well as legislative issues and federal funding options. Check out the complete 2023 agenda.

Attendees in 2023 will be treated to a glimpse of Cleveland’s water infrastructure before the start of the conference the morning of Aug. 8. Join us for a tour of Cleveland Water’s Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant and visit the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Superior Avenue Pump Station. Learn more.

Register today! Members of supporting organizations save $200 on registration.

Attendees also get lunch both days and an evening reception on Aug. 8.

The 2023 conference will be held at the Aloft Cleveland Downtown on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. The Aloft is within walking distance of several restaurants in the area and just minutes from Cleveland attractions like Progressive Field, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Great Lakes Science Center.

Register today! Members of supporting organizations save $200.

The Water Finance Conference is hosted annually by the journal Water Finance & Management, published by Benjamin Media, in partnership with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The inaugural conference was held in Cleveland in 2015.

The 2023 conference is sponsored by main event sponsors NACWA, Stantec and Synario, a PFM company, along with sponsors Mueller, Raftelis, Wade Trim, SmartCover, Knight Insurance Group and Barnes & Thornburg.

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