Water Infrastructure Summit Agenda
“Building the Water and Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future”
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Wednesday November 6, 2013
5:00PM - 6:30PM Reception - Chattanooga Marriott Downtown – Tennessee River Ro
Welcome Reception-Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County Mayor / Opening Comments: Kino Becton Chapter President, American Water & Tom Roberts, Chapter Vice President, Aqua America / Sponsored by American Water, Baker Donelson, Butler Snow, CDM Smith, HDR Engineering and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Thursday November 7, 2013
7:30AM - 8:30AM Breakfast - Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
8:30AM - 9:00AM Welcome & Opening Remarks - Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
Welcome & Opening Remarks - Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke
9:00AM - 10:15AM Best Practices and Innovation: A Regulatory Prospective - Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
Best Practices and Innovation: A Regulatory Prospective / An overview from the regulatory perspective on how to balance the critical need for water & wastewater infrastructure while protecting the customer, using Best Practices, Innovative Solutions, & Proven Methods / Moderator - Erin O'Connell Diaz, Commissioner Emiritus Illinois Commerce Commission / Panelists-Kenneth Hill, Commissioner, Tennessee Regulatory Authority / Robert Kenney, Chairman, Missouri Public Service Commission / Ronald A. Brise, Chairman, Florida Public Service Commission
10:15AM - 10:30AM Break - Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
10:30AM - 11:00AM Manufacturer Perspective: How Water & Waste Water Infrastructure can Impact the Manufacturing Community - Chatanooga Marriott Downtown
Tim Spires - Tennessee Regional Manufacturers Association President
11:00AM - 11:30AM Investing in the Infrastructure of the Future - Chatanooga Marriott Downtown
The access to capital in a constrained environment and the ability to develop public- private partnership opportunities / Speakers - Patrick Gallagher, Vice President, CDM Smith / Michael Deane, Executive Director, NAWC
11:30AM - 1:00PM Lunch Hosted by the Chattanooga Rotary - Chatanooga Marriott Downtown
Impact of Water Infrastructure on regional and local business level The Summit participants will join the Chattanooga Downtown Rotary for lunch and a panel discussion on how critical water and wastewater infrastructure affects regional and local growth and local businesses / Moderator-Ron Harr, President & CEO, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce / Panelists / Deron Allen, President, Tennessee American Water / Bill Raines, Former Chair of Stormwater Commission / Charles Wood - Vice President, Chatanooga Chamber of Commerce
1:00PM - 1:15PM Break - Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
1:15PM - 2:15PM The Story of Birmingham, Alabama - Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
The session will provide insight into the struggles experienced by Birmingham and the 1996 consent decree requirements / Speaker - Joe Connor, Baker Donselon
2:15PM - 3:30PM Public-Private Partnerships Revisited: Old Challenges and New Solutions - Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
The session will discuss the benefits of public-private partnerships in regards to addressing ongoing infrastructure needs in southeast metropolitan cities. Best Practices, Innovative Solutions, Troubled Systems, Tight Financial & Proven Methods / Moderator - Tom Griscom, Chatanooga Rotary President / Panelists / Nick Rowe, Senior Vice President, American Water / Carl Daniels, Regional Vice President, Utilities Inc. / Tom Roberts, President, Aqua North Carolina
3:30PM - 4:00PM A Regional Partnership: Metropolitan Water Infrastructure Partnership - Chatanooga Marriott Downtown
Speaker - Frank Kartmann, President, Missouri American Water
4:00PM - 4:30PM State Perspective - Chatanooga Marrriott Downtown
Keynote Address - Challenges of addressing critical water infrastructure needs with a shrinking state & local public budgets / Speaker - Pat Marsh - State Representative Business Utilities Chairman, Tennessee General Assembly
4:30PM - 5:00PM Closing Remarks - Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
Kino Becton, Southeast Chapter President & Director of Business Development & Government Affairs, American Water