Tuesday, August 28, 2018

7:30 am
Registration opens and a continental breakfast is provided
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks

Session 1 — Financial Planning, Budgeting & Resiliency

9:00 am – 9:30 am
What’s Your Water System Worth? Optimizing Utility Valuation
Anthony Festa, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal & Utility Client
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Long-Term Financial Planning & Budget Forecasting
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Cash Reserve Guidelines
Andy McCartney, Senior Administrative Services Manager, Fort Worth Water
10:30 am – 10:45 am
Networking Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Connecting Established Funding Mechanisms to the Utility
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

Session 2 — Consolidation, Regionalization & Partnerships

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Navigating Court-Mandated Programs That Leave Utilities in Debt
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Legal/Governance Barriers to Consolidation/Regionalization
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Generating Efficiency through Shared Services; Consolidation of Billing
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Roundtables
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
P3s: Bridging the Gap Between Project Planning & Contract Award
Brian Shell, Consultant, Alternative Delivery Advisory Services, WSP
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Panel Discussion: The Financial Impact of Consolidation & Regionalization
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Water Finance Conference Networking Reception with Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

7:00 am
Registration opens and a continental breakfast is provided

Session 3 — Affordability

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Assessing Affordability at the Project Level
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Need Capital? Consider A Water System Replacement Fee
Jon Davis, Vice President, Raftelis & DC Water rep. TBD
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Maximizing Payment Performance/How far do CAPs really go?
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Wringing Money from Existing Water Budgets
Graham Symmonds, Chief Knowledge Officer & Senior Vice President, FATHOM
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Networking Roundtables
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Defining Affordability: Is Water A Right?
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

Session 4 — Looking Ahead: The Future of Water Project Finance

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Advance Refunding of Municipal Bonds
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Rate Agency Perspective: How Is Municipal Water/Wastewater Utility Financing Changing?
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion: The Outlook for Water Infrastructure Finance
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Closing Remarks