The 2013 Southeast Water Infrastructure Summit
Working together to create solutions for today’s water & wastewater
 infrastructure needs

November 6-7, 2013
Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
2 Carter Plaza
Chattanooga, TN

Addressing the Critical Importance of Rebuilding
Our Nation’s Water & Wastewater Infrastructure

For the first time ever, leaders from private and public sector across the region are coming together this fall in Chattanooga to discuss ideas and solutions to strategically address and rebuild the southeast region's water & wastewater infrastructure.

Learn about innovative approaches and providing critical solutions to address issues such as aging infrastructure which are presenting challenges in so many communities today.

No longer “out of sight, out of mind.”
 
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2013 Report Card gave U.S. water/wastewater systems a “D” grade. This grade was a slight improvement from ASCE’s “D-minus” grade in 2005 and 2009.

According to ASCE's 2013 report, the state of Tennessee alone has reported $3.5 billion in water infrastructure needs over next 20 years and another $1.4 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over next 20 years.

On a national level, the American Water Works Association estimates approximately $1 trillion is needed over next 25 years, for water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

Bold Discussions. Real Solutions

Join the conversation and learn how community water and wastewater systems  -- private and public -- are working together in communities across the country to deliver safe, reliable water and wastewater services.

Hear from local, state, regional and national experts….
• Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke
• Best practices: State regulatory leaders from Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Missouri  offer their views on how to balance the critical needs to update and maintain water & wastewater infrastructure while protecting the customer
• A federal perspective: U.S EPA on the growing challenges on consent decrees in the Southeast
• Government challenges of addressing critical infrastructure needs with shrinking state and local public budgets
• Examples of successful public-private partnerships

Attend this first-time gathering of government and water industry leaders
hosted by the NAWC Southeast Chapter.