The 2016 Water Finance Conference will be held Aug. 30-31 in Denver. This event is designed to address issues of interest to executives, consultants and financial advisors who specialize in water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects.
The first day of the conference will focus on the funding of water projects in the western United States, including Colorado’s Southern Delivery System project, desalination projects in California and a panel discussion on regional cooperation and planning. Paul Washington, director of the Denver Office of Economic Development, will deliver a keynote address on “The Evolution of P3 in Denver and its Impact.”
Day two of the conference will cover public and private sources of funding, including rate approval process and communication, financing an integrated “one water” approach and the future of P3s in the water sector. This portion of the meeting will also feature two panel discussions: “Communicating the Value of Water: Rate Setting, Affordability and Investment” and “Bridging the Gap between Private Capital and Public Projects.”