The American Water Summit 2013, Water Leaders' Panel - Needs, Expectations and Delivery; Where Do We Go from Now?

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As the water industry continues to recover from the Great Recession, it is clear that the return to normalcy may never actually occur. As a result, new ways of doing things are essential.

This particular session will address two aspects of what the private sector attempts to offer public and private water utilities: market-leading innovation in technology and project delivery.

The focus of the American Water Summit is to provide a forum to explore new innovations and ideas to support water utility leaders in achieving their mission under these trying circumstances.

This particular session will address two aspects of what the private sector attempts to offer public and private water utilities: market-leading innovation in technology and project delivery, topics which will have been discussed over the past two days of the Summit.

The session will be moderated by industry veteran Dan McCarthy whose experience includes being the former president and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. Panelists were selected because of their experience, knowledge, unique perspectives and status in the water industry. The panel will include:

  • Bertrand Camus, CEO, United Water
  • Julius Ciaccia, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and President of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies
  • Tom Frederick, Executive Director, Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, Charlottesville, VA
  • Jeff Theerman, VP and Senior Utility Consultant, Brown and Caldwell, and former Executive Director, St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District
  • Enrique Zaldivar, Director, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation

Julius Ciaccia brings the perspectives of both the drinking water and clean water sectors as he has led the City of Cleveland's water department as well as Northeast Ohio's regional wastewater agency. In addition, he brings a national perspective in his role with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. Bertrand Camus brings the perspective of private water utilities operating in both regulated and non-regulated environments, as well as that of Suez Environnement, a major global player in the water industry. Jeff Theerman brings the perspective of leading a major wastewater agency, negotiating a significant consent order, serving as a past president of NACWA, and now consulting on the private side. Tom Frederick brings the perspective from mid-sized utilities serving the public sector in the interesting environment of a university setting. He also has experience working in the private sector. Enrique Zaldivar brings the perspective of leading a wastewater agency serving a major U.S. city, with some of the largest facilities of its kind such as the Hyperion wastewater plant, and deploying innovative technologies on a significant scale.

The American Water Summit 2013 takes place on November 5th & 6th at The Westin IAD, Washington DC. Further information including a detailed agenda can be found at http://www.americanwatersummit.com. For any questions place contact Jack Ceadel, jmc(at)globalwaterintel(dot)com.

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