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Pooling Resources: A Workshop for the Innovative Utility Leader

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Thursday, June 29 - Friday, June 30
InterContinental Hotel, New Orleans, LA



We hope you will join us at an invitation-only, off-the-record workshop with storm, drinking, and waste water utility leaders. This meeting will immediately follow the US Water Alliance’s One Water Summit in New Orleans (June 27-29). Are you a water utility leader interested in attending? Contact us here!  


This is not a traditional conference – the emphasis is on stimulating conversation, sharing big and creative ideas, and creating space for an honest discussion of the issues. We will focus on two core areas related to integrated water management:


  1. Innovative financing across different types of infrastructure, and
  2. Opportunities for better collaboration between water managers and city departments in order to build co-beneficial outcomes.


This event is focused on cities in the Great Lakes basin, but the topics covered will be broadly relevant. You will have the opportunity to connect with leaders facing many of the same challenges, from shrinking budgets to algal blooms to lead pipes. We will share what insights and analysis we have gathered so far from our research about how utilities can increase their efficiency in the face of these challenges.


If you are a utility leader interested in attending, please contact us to discuss.


While you're in town....
Come early for the US Water Alliance's One Water Summit 2017, directly before our workshop! The Summit (June 27-29, also at the Intercontinental Hotel) brings together hundreds of public, private and non-profit leaders from across the country to network, share best practices, amplify great ideas, and take actionable ideas back home. Utility leaders that attend our workshop will receive a heavily discounted registration rate to the One Water Summit ($395, almost a 50% discount!). Registration discount instructions for the Summit are provided after you register for our workshop. 

















Thursday, June 29

​3:00 - 5:00pm

One Water Foundations: Collaboration for Improved Community Benefit

6:00 - 7:00pm


7:00 - 9:00pm

Dinner & Keynote

Friday, June 30

8:00 - 8:30am


8:30 - 10:30am

Innovative Financing: Leveraging Efficiencies and New Mechanisms

​10:30 - 10:45am


10:45am - 12:30pm

Partnerships to Maximize Beneficial Outcomes Across the City



Thursday, June 29 - Friday, June 30
InterContinental Hotel, 444 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA

There is no registration fee for invited utility leaders. If you are a utility leader interested in attending, please contact us to learn more. If invited, please use the passcode you should have received per email to register. Contact us if you have questions.



If you are attending the US Water Alliance's One Water Summit before this meeting, you are welcome to book your hotel through their room block. Learn more and book your hotel here. Hotel reimbursement may be available for invited utility leaders - contact us to learn more. If you are not attending the One Water Summit before our meeting, contact us to learn more about hotel options.



Travel support may be available for invited utility leaders. The InterContinental sits in the heart of downtown New Orleans, just 3 blocks from Canal Street and the French Quarter. The nearest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and is 15 miles from downtown. From the airport, taxi and shuttle are both options - learn more here. The E-2 bus runs from the airport to downtown, a short 7 blocks from the InterContinental Hotel.



Content: Mel Meder, 608-262-5176, mmeder@mayorsinnovation.org

Logistics: Emily Miota, 608-263-7958, ejmiota@mayorsinnovation.org