Submit an abstract for the 2018 Water Finance Conference

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2018 Water Finance Conference is Friday, February 23.

The fourth annual Water Finance Conference, to be held August 28-29, 2018, in Washington, D.C., is a two-day event aimed at gathering executive-level utility professionals, including directors, general managers, superintendents, CEOs, CFOs and finance directors, along with consultants, municipal advisors, attorneys and service providers involved in the financing of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater systems.

The Water Finance Conference is hosted annually by the journal Water Finance & Management, published by Benjamin Media.

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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 thought leadership presentations and case studies covering – but not limited to – the following topics as they relate to the funding of water, wastewater and stormwater projects:

  • Maximizing Traditional Sources of Water Infrastructure Funding
  • Private Financing Options/P3s/PABs/Qualified Public Infrastructure Bonds (QPIBs)
  • Innovative Water Financing Tools/WIFIA, EIBs, etc.
  • Leveraging Clean/Drinking Water State Revolving Funds
  • Consolidation & Privatization
  • Rate Setting & Affordability Issues
  • Legislative/Regulatory Issues & Trends
  • Asset Management & Sustainability
  • Case Studies Examining Innovative Funding
  • Funding for Stormwater Projects/CSO Mandates
  • Emergency Funding
  • Funding for Emergency Planning & Resiliency Projects
  • Financing for Integrated Regional Water Plans

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 associate editor, Andrew Farr, at by Feb. 23.

The 2018 Water Finance Conference will be held Aug. 28-29 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. This event has regularly drawn 80-100 attendees in each of the past three years and is intended to engage an executive-level audience in an intimate setting that encourages interactive discussion.

For additional information, details will be available at in February 2018. Registration will open in Spring 2018. Click here to view the agenda from the 2017 conference in Milwaukee.

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