Call for Speakers! 2024 Water Finance Conference

10th annual event seeking expert presentations on water rate setting, affordability programs, BIL funding, regulatory issues, more

RICHFIELD, OHIO — Organizers of the 2024 Water Finance Conference are looking for speakers for its 10th annual event to be held Aug. 6-7 in Buford, Georgia, at The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub. Please submit your 200-word abstract by Feb. 16, 2024. Details below.

The Water Finance Conference is a two-day educational seminar convening executive-level utility professionals, including directors, CEOs, general managers, utility CFOs and city finance managers along with consultants, financial advisors, legal professionals and service providers involved in the financing of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater systems.

We are looking for case study or thought leadership presentations covering – but not limited to – the following topics as they relate to the funding of water, wastewater and stormwater projects.

  • Rate Studies and Rate Setting
  • Low-Income Affordability/Customer Affordability Programs
  • IIJA/Bipartisan Infrastructure Law fund implementation
  • Applying Federal Funding Locally
  • Leveraging Clean/Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds
  • Budgeting/Short or Long-term Financial Planning
  • Regulatory Issues Affecting Water Projects – LCRR, PFAS, etc.
  • Forecasting Rates, Revenue
  • Financial Tech for Water Utilities
  • Governance Issues
  • Private Financing Options/P3s/Privatization
  • Cash Reserves
  • Other Federal Financing Mechanisms – WIFIA, etc.
  • Cost Savings through Asset Management
  • Integrated Regional Water Plans/Consolidation

These are for presentations only (no written papers). Please submit a 200-word abstract to Water Finance & Management Managing Editor Andrew Farr at by Feb. 16, 2024.

The Water Finance Conference Program Committee prioritizes presentation proposals from public (or investor-owned) water/wastewater system representatives. If you are a consultant, product or service provider, presentation proposals that include a utility representative as co-presenter are preferred.

The Water Finance Conference has been growing in popularity since its establishment. It is the only conference in the U.S. water utility sector that exclusively covers financing. Since 2015 the event has been hosted annually by the journal Water Finance & Management, published by Benjamin Media, Inc., in partnership with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).

The 2024 conference will be held Aug. 6-7 at The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub in Buford, Georgia – located about 45 miles from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Additional conference details will be available at

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