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CALL FOR SPEAKERS — Water Finance Conference

UIM logoUIM: Water Utility Infrastructure Management is looking for speakers for its first-ever Water Finance Conference to be held Sept. 1-2, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. The theme of the conference is “Innovative Strategies for Funding Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure.”

If you are interested in presenting to executive-level municipal representatives and consultants involved in the fields of water, wastewater and stormwater, we want to hear from you. We are looking for presentations covering, but not limited to, the following topics and case studies as they relate to the funding of water, wastewater and stormwater projects:

  • Maximizing Traditional Sources of Water Infrastructure Finance



  • Private Financing Options – P3s/PABs/Qualified Public Infrastructure Bonds (QPIBs)



  • New Water Financing Tools – WIFIA, etc.



  • Leveraging Clean/Drinking Water State Revolving Funds



  • Rate Setting



  • Affordability Issues



  • Legislative/Regulatory Issues



  • Trends in Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Finance



  • Asset Management & Sustainability



  • Case Studies Examining Innovative Funding – P3s/Design-Build-Operate-Finance



  • Funding for Stormwater Projects/CSO Mandates


These are for presentations only (no written papers). This event is being held in downtown Cleveland, conveniently located near hotels and popular attractions, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center and Progressive Field. If you are interested in becoming a presenter, please submit a 200-word abstract to UIM Editor, Jim Rush, at jrush@benjaminmedia.com. The deadline to submit an abstract is March 13, 2015.
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