IMPROVING QUALITY THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
With keynotes, case studies, panels, workshops, and diverse networking opportunities, Water Summit attendees will deepen their understanding on the key principles behind P3s, alternative delivery methods, and the role they can play in improving system performance, service quality, addressing O&M challenges, and delivering essential water, wastewater, and stormwater projects.
The conference agenda has been designed to help you plan and procure successful P3 initiatives, understand documentation, discover industry best practices in selecting and negotiating with prospective partners, and take steps to ensure project success. Over 100 leading practitioners will present their firsthand observations of P3 Water projects of all sizes from around the country, and detail the P3 arrangements employed by agencies to develop and construct water systems.
The P3 Water Summit offers the opportunity to learn, discuss and share evolving concepts and state-of-the-art techniques in delivering water partnerships.
A comprehensive list of best practices and lessons learned will be presented in the agenda. With an emphasis on what managers should consider when looking at P3 opportunities, including:
Pre-award Discussion Topics:
Assessing merits, risks, and the feasibility of a P3 project
System and facility considerations: identifying what works as P3 and what does not
Custom structures and options for small communities seeking partnerships
Special tactics for smaller projects
Defining project requirements and identifying appropriate project delivery models
Evaluating your system, assessing current level of service, and comparing to Industry standards
Meeting deferred O&M challenges
Best practices in procurement
Understanding credit impacts P3s can have on an institution’s rating and debt capacity
Political considerations for developing and implementing P3 projects
Teamwork and Collaboration Topics:
How to score, select, and negotiate with prospective partners
How to set service standards and define performance metrics
The importance of early engagement with private partners
Integration tools and techniques to enhance collaboration
Owner roles and responsibilities in executing a P3
Risk balance and expectation management
Contract administration and analysis
Advanced Project Delivery Topics:
Risk identification, mitigation, and tradeoff strategies
Asset monetization of non-core infrastructure assets using P3s
Financing solutions and value propositions under the P3 Model
The influence of design within the P3 process
Value creation from transferring operations and maintenance
Latest innovations and life-cycle efficiencies in P3 delivery
Additional topics to be covered through keynotes, panel sessions, and workshops
Entry level informational workshop for newcomers to public-private partnerships.
Sessions meant specifically for smaller water projects in the $5 to $15 million range.
Consolidation and other options available to smaller communities.
How to bring community stakeholders together to move P3 projects forward.
Real project P3 experience from the public sector on what worked and what didn't.
In-depth examinations of recent water P3s, including: Rialto, Bayonne, Santa Clarita, and Wichita.
Project Turnover: What happens the end of project? Reversion to owners and managing the transition into the public domain.
P3 in Action Tour
Before the Summit kicks off, come see one of the largest public-private partnership water projects in California.
We will host a limited number of P3 Water Summit attendees for a tour of the 50 million gallon per day (56,000 acre-feet per year) desalination plant located adjacent to the Encina Power Station in nearby Carlsbad. Tour participants will get an up-close look at the facility and its operations, learn the history of the project, and hear about the 30-year water agreement finalized with the San Diego County Water Authority for the purchase of 50 million gallons per day of desalinated seawater.
The Summit will be hosting roundtable conversations on 16 P3 topics. Discussions will last approximately 25 minutes and are meant to be open and candid exchanges where participants can ask questions and share experiences.
Facilitators will guide discussions by presenting case studies, targeted issues, and topics shaping the P3 landscape. During the session new discussions will begin every half hour and participants are invited to all table topics of interest.
Expo Hall is where municipalities and agencies and industry can share information about their services and upcoming water developments. Attendees will be able to interact in a relaxed social setting as well as meet with some of our presenters, sponsors, and event partners.
The Expo Hall is one of our central meeting points for all attendees during the event. Attendees are encouraged to setup one-on-one, pre-scheduled, or private appointments with participants. Please email Sandra Cole for additional details.
The Water Summit offers numerous ways for attendees to network and connect with each other. The program will offer multiple daily breaks, networking receptions, one-on-one meeting areas and specific events designed for you to meet new industry faces and reconnect with old colleagues.
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