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Meeting water challenges thru P3s & cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 08:15 AM   Absolutely Free
AECOM, 605 Third Ave, 2nd Fl
 
     
 
 
              

          
 
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Celebrate World Water Day with the NY Blue Tech network. Around the world each year, March 22 marks the day when water-sector stakeholders discuss how to respond to the water challenges we face collectively, & how we locally can deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
At this highly interactive half-day symposium, we are bringing together a diverse group of water-sector stakeholders from New York, & internationally leading companies, to discuss water challenges, both specific to New York, & internationally, with integrated water management being the key common solution.


Updated Program & Speakers:

8:15 am - 9:00 am: Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:00 am - 9:15 am: Welcome
Paul Storella, PE, Senior Vice President,Water Business Leader for Metro New York, AECOM
Klaus Lehn Christensen, Director, Danish Cleantech Hub

9:15 am - 9:55 am: Lessons Learned from New York City on a Centralized Approach & Innovation

Moderator: Carter Strickland, New York State Director, The Trust for Public Land, & former Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Geoffrey Baldwin, Vice President, Client Portfolio Leader, CDM Smith, & NYWEA Board President & Water Ambassador
Pam Elardo, PE, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Wastewater Treatment, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Venetia Lannon, Vice President, Matrix New World Engineering, & former Deputy Secretary for the Environment, New York State

10:00 am - 10:40 am: Challenges & Opportunities - How to Protect Community Interests in a P3

Moderator: Tracy Brown, Director, Save the Sound

William J. Lindsay, III, Legislator, 8th District of Suffolk County
Peter Luchetti, Managing Partner, Table Rock Infrastructure Partners
Scott Zuchorski, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance Group, Fitch Ratings, & Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) Board Member

10:45 am - 11:00 am: Break

11:00 am - 11:40 am: Detention, On-Site Reuse & Resource Recovery - Integrating Upstream & Downstream Water Asset Management

Moderator: Klaus Lehn Christensen, Director, Danish Cleantech Hub

Ed Clerico, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Natural Utility Systems
Eric Fontenot, Head of Urban Water, DHI Group
Scott Landers, Strategic Partnerships, OptiRTC
Robert Pape, PE, Wastewater Resource Recovery Lead for Metro New York, AECOM

11:45 am - 12:25 pm: Urban Water Systems - Preparing for Future Challenges

Moderator: Jennifer Cherrier, Professor & Chair, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, & President & Founder, Waterway Ecologics

Alan Cohn, Managing Director, Integrated Water Management Program, New York City Department Environmental Protection
Heather Morgan, RLA, Sustainability & Risk Management Lead for Metro New York, AECOM, & former National Sustainability Lead, US Army Corps of Engineers
Amy Motzny, Watershed Manager, Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Andre Struker, Strategic Advisor, Waternet, Water Utility of Amsterdam

12:25 pm - 1:40 pm: Lunch & Breakout Sessions

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm: Report Back & Closing Remarks

Lisa Diaz, Managing Partner & Founder, Turf Advisory
Carter Strickland, New York State Director, The Trust for Public Land, & former Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Register for the event here.

Photograph of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant courtesy of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.


 
 
 
 
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