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  • waterfinanceconference.com

    AUGUST 30-31, 2016 • DENVER, CO DENVER ATHLETIC CLUB

    A S u s t a i n a b l e F U N D I N G

    F U T U R E

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

    EXPLORE innovative strategies for funding water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure

    SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS:

    MAIN EVENT SPONSOR:

    SPONSORS:

    Tuesday, August 30

    12:00 – 5:00 Registration Open

    12:45 – 1:00 Opening Remarks Bernard Krzys, Benjamin Media, Inc.; Main Event Sponsor: Jason Mumm, Managing Director, Hawksley Consulting

    Topic 1- Water in the West 1:00 – 1:30 Overview of Water Issues in the West Jim Eklund - Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board

    1:30 – 2:00 Case Study - Southern Delivery System Project John Fredell - Southern Delivery System Program Director, Colorado Springs Utilities

    2:00 – 2:30 Case Study - Carlsbad Desalination Graham Beatty - Director of Project Management and Finance, Poseidon Water

    2:30 – 3:15 N E T W O R K I N G R O U N D T A B L E S

    Topic 1: DEMAND MANAGEMENT FOR BETTER FINANCIAL CONTROL Facilitator: Dominique Gomez, Director of Market Development & Operations, WaterSmart.com

    Topic 2: CROWD FINANCING FOR P3 WATER SYSTEMS Facilitator: Brian Ross - P3 Transaction Advisor, Mott MacDonald Topic 3: TAX EXEMPT LEASE PURCHASE Facilitator: David J. Clamage - Managing Director, Saulsbury Hill Financial LLC

    Topic 4: EQUIPMENT FINANCE Facilitator: Tom Waters, Vice President-Water Infrastructure Finance, Key Equipment Finance

    Topic 5: LEGISLATIVE ACTION IN DC Facilitator: Will Brown, Director of Government Affairs, NUCA

    3:15 – 3:45 El Paso Water Utilities’ Rate Restructuring Marcela Navarrete - Vice President of Strategic, Financial and Management Services, El Paso Water Utilities; Andrew Rheem - Manager, Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. 3:45 – 5:00 Panel Discussion: Regional Cooperation and Planning Moderator: Greg Baird - Principal, Infrastructure Financial Consulting

    Panelists: Joseph Stibrich - Water Resources Policy Manager, Aurora Water; David Bennett - Water Resource Manager, Denver Water; John Fredell - Southern Delivery System Program Director, Colorado Springs Utilities; Eric Hecox - Executive Director, South Metro Water Supply Authority; Jason Mumm - Director of Financial, Commercial and Risk Management Services, Hawksley Consulting; Bill Cherrier, Chief Financial Officer, Colorado Springs Utilities

    5:00 – 6:30 Reception & Keynote Speaker Denver Athletic Club - 6th Floor Sundeck

    Wednesday, August 31

    7:00 – 3:00 Registration Open

    7:00 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast

    Topic 2 – Public Financing 8:00 – 8:30 WRF Study: Rate Approval Process Communication Strategy Rick Giardina - CPA & Executive Vice President, Raftelis; Jonathan Cuppett - Research Manager, Water Research Foundation

    8:30 – 9:00 Albuquerque’s Approach to Conservation and Rate Increases Stanley Allred - Chief Financial Officer and Frank Roth - Senior Policy Manager, Albuquerque Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA); Carol Malesky - Principal Consultant, Hawksley Consulting

    9:00 – 9:30 Financing Integrated ‘One Water’ Visions Neil Grigg - Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University

    9:30 – 10:00 N E T W O R K I N G B R E A K 10:00 – 10:30 Low Income Water Affordability Challenge…An Issue that Impacts All Utilities Adam Krantz - CEO, National Association of Clean Water Agencies

    10:30 – 11:45 Panel Discussion: Communicating the Value of Water – Rate Setting, Affordability and Investment

    Moderator: Kevin Shafer - Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

    Panelists: Jim Henderson - Managing Economist, Abt Environmental Research; Becky Doyle - Rate Analyst, City of Longmont Department of Public Works and Natural Resources; Linn Brooks - General Manager, Eagle River Water and Sanitation District; Fletcher Davis - Senior Consultant, Bartle Wells Associates

    11:45– 1:00 L U N C H with Keynote Speaker

    Topic 3 – Private Financing 1:00 – 1:45 The Future of P3 in Water Reese Tisdale - President, Bluefield Research

    1:45 – 2:15 What Is the True Cost of Capital? Rick Adcock - Managing Director, MWH Infrastructure Development Inc.

    2:15 – 2:45 What is Your Water System Worth? Anthony Festa - Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services LLC

    2:45 – 3:15 N E T W O R K I N G B R E A K 3:15 – 3:45 Structuring a P3 Contract Kent Rowey - Partner, Allen & Overy

    3:45 – 4:45 Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gap Between Private Capital and Public Projects Moderator: Michael Deane - Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies

    Panelists: Brian Thomas - Managing Director, PFM; Paul Wisor - Municipal Advisor, Ehlers Inc.; Michael Thomas - Partner, Kutak Rock; Ted Chapman - Senior Director, Standard & Poor’s; Yuval Cohen - Senior Principal, Geosyntec CAT

    4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks

    Financing the water utility of tomorrow.

    waterfinanceconference.com OR CALL 330.467.7588

    • Water in the West • Financing Large Capital Projects • Rate Structuring • Regional Cooperation, Planning

    and Affordability • Water System Valuation • The Future of P3 in Water • Calculating the True Cost of Capital • Innovative Financing Approaches • Private Capital for Public Projects

    Limited seating available Earn 1.1 CEUs & 11 CPEs

    “Demand Management for Financial Control”

    - Jeff Lipton, Director of Marketing, WaterSmart Software

    “The Evolution of P3 in Denver and Its Impact”

    - Paul Washington Director, Denver Office of Economic Development