A U.S. Regional Water Summit Program Series Continues to Gain Momentum

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American Water Intelligence and WestWater Reseach will host the next Water Rights and Trading Summit to highlight water resource investment opportunities in California.

The U.S. conference season is in full swing. There are numerous conference events highlighting a variety of issues that are critical to the US water/wastewater sector including the water-energy nexus, water efficiency, water conservation, deteriorating aging infrastructure and the growing investment needs, improved water resource management, water foot printing, water pricing, etc.

There is one particular new collection of conference programs worth noting. Organized by WestWater Research in partnership with American Water Intelligence, three Summits are scheduled this year and will focus on the important topics of water rights, water trading, and water-related investment options. The mission of these three Summits - to champion the business and investment opportunities being generated by the evolving water crisis that continues to impact parts of the southern central and western regions of the United States.

The three Summit events will specifically bring together industry leaders within the water resource development and investment arena to effectively identify and review creative realistic solutions for addressing water resource challenges in some of the most water-stressed states in the country.

The first event took place in Scottsdale, Arizona and addressed topics such as regional water demands, opportunities for re-use, water usage when it comes to the mining sector and real estate development, etc. Featured speakers included the CEO of Aqua Capital Management, the president of PERC Water, the founder of Stillwater Resources, the managing director/principal of WestWater Research, and a partner/shareholder of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

The next installment of the conference series is scheduled to take place in Santa Barbara, California on April 12-13th. Entitled “The Water Resources Investor Event,” the two day Summit program will bring together leading market analysts, investment managers, technology leaders, major water project developers/operators, leading engineering firms, etc. The Summit will focus on upstream water assets, including water trading and water banking. It will also review the challenges of water-intensive industries that are located in California.

Particular topics to be addressed at the upcoming Summit include: future of California’s agricultural water supplies; achieving a sustainable water supply through efficiency and technology; understanding the Water Infrastructure Market; groundwater banking; water supply risks; and water pricing in California.

Speakers for the upcoming California Summit include senior representatives from Veolia Water, AECOM, Southwest Water Company, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Grundfos Water, M3 Capital Partners, and XPV Capital.

Additionally, Ambassador John Bohn who is the former commissioner for the California PUC has been invited to join a panel that will review new and evolving financing options for California water project initiatives. He will be joined by Steve Peace, a former member of the California legislature for twenty years and where he served as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy.

This upcoming California Summit is an event not to be missed.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.waterrightstrading.us/california.html, or contact Megan Wieding at mw(at)globalwaterintel(dot)com.

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