CALL FOR SPEAKERS: 2020 Water Finance Conference

Organizers of the 2020 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its sixth annual event to be held August 19-20 in Washington, D.C.

The Water Finance Conference is aimed at gathering executive-level utility professionals, including directors, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and finance managers with consultants, financial advisors, lawyers and service providers involved in financing municipal water, wastewater and stormwater systems. The event is hosted annually by the journal Water Finance & Management, published by Benjamin Media.

If you are interested in presenting to executive-level utility representatives, consultants and financial professionals involved in the fields of water, wastewater and stormwater, we want to hear from you. We are looking for presentations covering – but not limited to – the following topics and case studies as they relate to the funding of water, wastewater and stormwater projects:

  • Maximizing Traditional Sources of Water Infrastructure Finance
  • Private Financing Options/P3s/PABs/Privatization
  • Rate Studies and Rate Setting
  • Customer Affordability/CAPs
  • Governance
  • Environmental Impact Bonds
  • New Water Financing Tools/WIFIA, etc.
  • Cash Reserves
  • Leveraging Clean/Drinking Water State Revolving Funds
  • Legislative/Regulatory Issues
  • Trends in Water/Wastewater/Stormwater Infrastructure Finance
  • Cost Savings through Asset Management
  • Case Studies Examining Innovative Funding
  • Funding for Stormwater Projects/CSO Mandates
  • Emergency Funding
  • Financing for Integrated Regional Water Plans/Consolidation

These are for presentations only (no written papers). If you are interested in becoming a presenter, please submit a 200-word abstract to Water Finance & Management editor, Andrew Farr, at afarr@benjaminmedia.com by Friday, February 28, 2020. For additional information, conference details are available at waterfinanceconference.com.

The Water Finance Conference has been growing in popularity at a steady clip since its establishment in 2015. It is the only conference in the U.S. water utility sector that exclusively covers financing. The event is supported by leading industry associations that represent public utilities, such as the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), a main event sponsor, and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), a supporting organization. The conference is also regularly supported by the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), representing private and regulated water authorities. Presenters at the Water Finance Conference generally include a mix of water/wastewater utility CFOs, city and county finance managers, current and former mayors and city councilmembers, municipal advisors in the water sector, as well as other consultants and service providers who have a vested interest in the funding of water infrastructure in the United States.

The 2020 Water Finance Conference will be held Aug. 19-20 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington D.C., located in the heart of the nation’s capital just minutes from Union Station and Capitol Hill. For sponsorship information, please contact Brittany Cline.

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