Calling all water finance professionals in Georgia, Carolinas, Southeast U.S.

The 2024 Water Finance Conference is Aug. 6-7 in Buford, Georgia, at The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub.

The 2024 Water Finance Conference, a a two-day educational seminar for water utility finance executives, is coming to The Water Tower Global Innovation Hub Aug. 6-7, 2024 in Buford, Georgia.

The Water Finance Conference convenes executive-level utility professionals, including directors, general managers, CEOs, CFOs and city finance managers along with consultants, financial advisors, legal professionals and service providers involved in financing municipal water, wastewater and stormwater systems. 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 conference is tailored to finance professionals. Leading topics covered include rate studies and water pricing; low-income affordability/customer affordability programs; consolidation/regionalization; Bipartisan Infrastructure Law fund implementation; applying federal funding locally; leveraging Clean/Drinking Water SRFs; and regulatory issues affecting utilities, etc.


Judy Adler, Director of Water Resources at the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), will give the opening keynote on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 6. The GEFA’s Water Resources Division supports the development of water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure projects in the state. In addition to other Georgia water programs, the GEFA administers the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Fund that provides federal assistance to public water and wastewater systems for capital improvement projects across the state of Georgia. Adler will speak to conference attendees about the GEFA’s work, SRF distribution and water infrastructure funding challenges and opportunities in Georgia. Check out the full 2024 agenda here.

The Water Tower campus

The Water Tower, a first-of-its-kind nonprofit water innovation hub born out of Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, celebrated its grand opening in April 2022. The $33.7 million campus is a global hub for water utilities, researchers, companies and other water-related organizations to collaboratively solve critical, real-world water and environmental challenges. The campus features multiple laboratories, a field training center and water technology demonstration areas.

Day 1 on Aug. 6 will conclude with a tour of The Water Tower campus and training centers, followed by an evening reception for attendees sponsored by Kamstrup and USG Water Solutions.

Click here to register. Members of these supporting organizations can receive $200 off via discount code.

The 2024 conference is presented by Main Event Sponsors NACWA, Stantec & Synario, along with sponsors Sustainability Partners, Kamstrup, SmartCover, Wade Trim, Raftelis, MentorAPM and USG Water Solutions.

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