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Summit Program

Monday, December 7, 2015

9:30 a.m. — Registration Opens

10:00–10:15 a.m. — Opening/Welcome & Meeting Overview

Speaker:
Todd Herberghs, Executive Director, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Dominique Lueckenhoff, Deputy Director, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3

10:15 – 10:40 a.m.  — Opening Keynote

Achieving Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure and Economic Prosperity through Smart Financing and Public-Private Partnerships: The Leveraging Power of SRF

Speaker:
James T. Gebhardt, CFA, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Administrator for Water Finance & Director, Finance and Resiliency Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10:40 – 11:15 a.m. — Session 1

The Challenge of Stormwater Runoff and Its Market Potential to Drive a New Economy

Communities nationwide increasingly are feeling the pressure to meet federal Clean Water Act regulations related to stormwater management. This panel will address the growing significance of stormwater issues, how related regulatory programs have evolved and what requirements may develop in the future.

The need to meet these regulations also has created an opportunity for economic growth. Learn how the installation of new stormwater infrastructure can attract outside investment and drive development at the community level.

Speakers:
Jon Capacasa, Director, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3
Tracy Mehan, Executive Director of Government Affairs, American Water Works Association
Hale Thurston, Assistant Director, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Robert Traver, WRE, Professor and Director, Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership, Villanova University

11:15 – 11:50 a.m. — Session 2

Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure DBFOM: Traditional Approaches and New Paradigms

The traditional design-build-finance-operate-maintain stormwater project model involves public sector investment in the private sector design and construction of particular remedies. Maintenance and monitoring of these assets is, at best, inconsistent.

Through the CBP3 approach to Green Infrastructure and the introduction of innovative methods like public-private partnerships, a more cohesive project delivery and operations structure is the result. Panelists will discuss the investment market for GI projects, the barriers to project development, and the tools that will lead to successful projects from an environmental — and economic development — standpoint.

Moderator: Seth Brown, Principal/Founder, Storm & Stream Solutions
Speakers:
John Germain, Municipal Finance Consultant, Jefferies
Jag Khuman, Director, Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment
Adam Ortiz, Director, Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County, MD

11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Luncheon Keynote

The Age of Resilience: Building a Sustainable Water Future

Keynote Speaker: Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies;  Member, Water Environment Federation Board of Trustees

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. — Session 3

Technology-Driven Public-Private Partnership Programs: How Can Emerging Technologies Help to Support Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure Investments & Programs

Moderator: Seth Brown, Principal/Founder, Storm & Stream Solutions
Speakers:
Tom Dooney, Managing Director, Bostonia Group
Marcus Quigley, Chief Executive Officer, OptiRTC, Inc.

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. — Session 4

P3/CBP3 Tools 101: Top 3 Things to Know If You Are Interested in a Public-Private Partnership for Assistance In Financing and/or Managing Your Stormwater/Water Infrastructure Program

Experts will explain the top three things to know when considering a P3:
• A Value for Money assessment that provides a complete picture of the true total costs for project delivery.
• The best approaches for drafting a request for qualifications that will maximize Responses and best fits your goals, needs and priorities.
• The most appropriate legal contract mechanisms based on your project and circumstances.

Moderator: Dominique Lueckenhoff, Deputy Director, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3
Speakers:
Greg Cannito, Managing Director, Corvias Group
Bob Helwig, Senior Advisor, Phoenix Infrastructure Group
James Lyons, Clean Water Programs Administrator, Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County, MD

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. — Break

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. — Session 5

Real World Scenarios: Discussion on Community Needs and Applications of Innovative Financing & Market-Based Approaches to Achieve Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure Procurement, Delivery and Long-Term Management

Communities will share their challenges, needs and interests related to stormwater infrastructure and how to finance it. This variety of communities will serve as “real world” scenarios for discussion, wherein a panel of public and private financing and delivery practitioners will provide brief overviews of their approaches and successes. This will be followed by a highly interactive facilitated discussion that will address the concerns and needs of these municipalities as well as those represented in the audience.

Moderators/Facilitators:
Seth Brown, Principal/Founder, Storm & Stream Solutions
Jeremy M. Ebie, Founding Partner, Phoenix Infrastructure Group
Dominique Lueckenhoff, Deputy Director, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3

Panelists — Municipal Needs and Challenges: 
Thanh Dang, Transportation & Environmental Planning Manager, City of Harrisonburg, VA
Felicia S. Dell, AICP, Director, York County Planning Commission, York County, PA
Steven Shofar, Director, Water Division, Montgomery County, MD
Dan Sweet, Stormwater Utility Manager, City of Charlottesville, VA
Damon Weiss, P.E., Principal, Ethos Collaborative, Pittsburgh, PA

Panelists — Innovative Financing & Public Private Partnership Practitioners – Approaches & Advice to Communities:
Peter Burns, President, Infrastructure Solution Services
Mami Hara, Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia Water Department
Stanford Ladner, Butler Snow LLP
Pete Littleton, Clean Water Partnership, LLC
Paul Marchetti, Executive Director, PENNVEST

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. — Next Steps

What Do We Need to Address to Move the Ball Forward?
Now that we have reviewed the stormwater landscape and how public-private partnerships operate, what happens next? Panelists will share their thoughts on pending and expected innovations in funding and financing. We also will develop a list of recommendations for the regulatory community, the public sector and the private sector.

Moderator:
Todd Herberghs, Executive Director, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Dominique Lueckenhoff, Deputy Director, Water Protection Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Networking Reception

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