By - Jon Brown

Water & Wastewater Investor Forum
May 19-20, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

Water is crucial to every aspect of day to day living and the economy.   Several industries like agriculture, energy, mining, manufacturing, and health care, rely directly on water and wastewater services to function.

Aging water infrastructure, declining water quality and quantity, operational inefficiency, population growth, and urbanization, amplified climate change has become a global concern. Now more than ever, it is imperative that governments and communities worldwide find ways to address these economic, public health & environmental concerns.  

The Water & Wastewater Investor Forum brings together an illustrious faculty of leading experts, strategic investors & corporate buyers, advisors, policymakers, and senior executives who have been involved in the latest water & wastewater transactions. Through panel discussions and presentations, you will get an inside track on new investments, growth strategies, financing sources, creative deal structures, as well as understand the critical issues facing the community today.   

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the leading experts in the water and wastewater sector.  

Our Distinguished Speakers Include:

  • Sander Zweers, Director, Aquasuite
  • Dustin Brownlow, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Antelope Water Management
  • Sucharita Dasa, Director, Sustainable & Impact Banking Coverage (ESG), Barclays Investment Bank
  • Caleb Powers, Principal, Ember Infrastructure
  • Jorianne Jernberg, Director, WIFIA Program U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Rafael Stein, Director, Water Infrastructure Division, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Michael Irlbeck, Director of Business Development, Epcor Water
  • Guillaume Clairet, Chief Operating Officer, H20 Innovation
  • Scott Sergeant, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Jonathan Stone, Partner, InstarAGF Asset Management
  • Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Group
  • Anders Hallsby, Partner, Mazarine Ventures
  • John Robinson, Partner, Mazarine Ventures
  • George S. Hawkins, Esq. , Founder and President, Moonshot Missions
  • Andrew Kricun, P.E., Managing Director, Moonshot Missions
  • Edward Fanter, Managing Director, National Bank Financial
  • Maarten ter Keurst, Director of Investments, Pureterra Ventures Ltd.
  • Jim Ziglar, Principal, Rebel Group
  • Philip Briscoe, Chief Operating Officer, Rezatec
  • Michael Albrecht, Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure
  • Alexander Loucopoulos, Partner, Sciens Capital Management
  • Patrick Kiely, CEO, Sentry
  • Aaron Snyder, Corps Water Infrastructure Financing – Lead, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Brian Cullen, President & CEO, VICO Infrastructure Company
  • John Joyner, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Water Capital Partners LLC
  • Will Sarni, Founder & CEO, Water Foundry LLC

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the latest challenges, opportunities and outlook facing the water and wastewater sector
  • Examine the role of private capital in water and wastewater projects, their investment criteria and investment horizon
  • Uncover federal involvement in water investment including WIFIA
  • Assess the competitive landscape for innovations that address inefficiencies and risk in water as it relates to agriculture, buildings, and municipalities
  • Assess the major considerations and challenges of a project development and gain insight on how to best manage the challenges of a partnership as well as what makes private public partnership successful in water infrastructure
  • Differentiate water stewardship vs. a water strategy
  • Discover innovative technologies that are leading the way to a safe and sustainable water future
  • Gain insight from thought leaders on trends, breakthroughs, and opportunities at the nexus of heavy & light industry and water
  • Explain and appreciate the nexus of water and energy

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event.

 

Who Should Attend

From the water, wastewater & water utility service companies

  • CEO’s, CFOS and Business Development Executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Private Sector Executives and Directors
  • Early stage companies seeking seek, debt or series A-C capital
  • Industrial Water Users

From the Investment Community

  • Impact Investors
  • M&A Specialists
  • Private Equity Investors
  • Project Finance Executives
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Angel Investors
  • Strategic Investors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Institutional Investors
  • High Network Individuals

Advisors & Service Providers:

  • Business Brokers
  • Consultants
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Due Diligence Firms

Universities, Governments and Research Centers

  • Public and Private Utility Leaders
  • Policy Makers, Thought Leaders and Water & Wastewater Tech Professionals
  • Non-Profit/Government Officials
  • Researchers
  • Proposal writers
  • Energy specialists
  • R&D Managers
  • Technology Transfer Specialist
  • Strategic Planners
  • Business Development Professionals
  • Intellectual Property and Patent Attorneys

Agenda

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 : Central Time

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. :: Log In

8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. :: Conference Timing

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Welcome Remarks & Conference Overview


9:00 – 10:00 am. :: Challenges, Opportunities & Outlook

  • The Biden administration
  • Climate change and public health
  • Water safety and security
  • What are the most untapped and underrated markets?

George S. Hawkins, Esq., Founder and President, Moonshot Missions

Alexander Loucopoulos, Partner, Sciens Capital Management

Scott Sergeant, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:15 – 11:15 a.m. :: The Role of Private Capital in Water and Wastewater Projects

The water sector has been a target allocation from the beginning of the infrastructure investment trend.  However, finding the right investments has been difficult due to unsteady deal flow. The panelists from several infrastructure funds will discuss the growing involvement of private capital, their investment criteria (assets vs. services), deal originations’ strategy, target returns, and investment horizon. 

The panel members will also discuss privatizations, water utilities, operators, and the expanded water sector: wastewater, bio-solids, and industrial treatment.

Moderator:

Edward Fanter, Managing Director, National Bank Financial

Panelists:

Michael Albrecht, Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

Caleb Powers, Principal, Ember Infrastructure

Jonathan Stone, Partner, InstarAGF Asset Management


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Federal Involvement in Water Investment

Federal participation in water infrastructure and development has been in use in various forms and names since the 1970s beginning with the Clean Water Act. Starting with seeding State Revolving Funds, recent funding and development programs include the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act administered by the EPA, which has been lending to specific projects, but has expanded to revolving funds and infrastructure banks. The Army Corps of Engineers also has authorization to stand up a program for inland waterways. Experts from these agencies have developed policy and have been evolving the programs to facilitate local water development and management.  This panel discusses how their programs are being implemented and the role of these programs in the future.

Moderator: 

Jim Ziglar, Principal, Rebel Group

Panel Members:

Jorianne Jernberg, Director, WIFIA Program U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Aaron Snyder, Corps Water Infrastructure Financing – Lead, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Rafael Stein, Director, Water Infrastructure Division, Environmental Protection Agency

12:15  – 1:00 p.m. :: Networking Luncheon


1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Smart Water in Agriculture, Buildings and Municipalities

This session will discuss emerging regulations, demand trends, and the competitive landscape for innovations that address inefficiencies and risk in water in agriculture, buildings, and municipalities.  

John Robinson, Partner, Mazarine Ventures


1:45 – 2:45 p.m. :: Water Project Development, P3 and Other Project Finance in Water and Wastewater

As more cities and states begin to open alternative delivery/P3 offices around the United States, private developers look for opportunities with different methods, structures, and results. This session reviews the major considerations and challenges of project development, provides tips for private developers on how to best manage the challenges of a partnership, and offers insight into what made their private-public partnerships successful.

Brian Cullen, President & CEO, VICO Infrastructure Company

Michael Irlbeck, Director of Business Development, Epcor Water

John Joyner, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Water Capital Partners LLC

  2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Water Stewardship vs. a Water Strategy: Creating Greater Business Value and Impact

Over the past several years, many companies have moved from water management to water stewardship strategies. A more comprehensive corporate water strategy which builds upon stewardship actions can create greater business value and, in turn, greater positive impact to local economies, civil society and stakeholders. The value of a comprehensive corporate water strategy will be explored along with practical recommendations on how to build on water stewardship strategies.

Will Sarni, Founder & CEO, Water Foundry LLC

4:00 p.m. :: End of Day


Thursday, May 20, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Login, Welcome Remarks & Conference Overview


9:00 -10:00 a.m. :: Enabling Innovative Technologies Towards A Safe, Efficient & Sustainable Water Future

  • What are the business models out there that can make this happen?
  • Data management, GPS and sensors, IoT, digitalization
  • Desalination and water reuse
  • Storage, safety & distribution 
  • Water and wastewater treatment

Moderator:

Maarten ter Keurst, Director of Investments, Pureterra Ventures Ltd.

Panel Members:

Guillaume Clairet, Chief Operating Officer, H20 Innovation

Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Group

Philip Briscoe, Chief Operating Officer, Rezatec

Sander Zweers, Director, Aquasuite

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:15 – 11:15 a.m. :: Industrial Water & Sustainability

From process industries like textiles and pulp and paper, to extractive industries like mining and oil & gas, the water and wastewater issues faced by industrial corporates is a growing challenge for meeting their sustainability objectives. This discussion will interview thought leaders who will share insights on trends and opportunities and breakthrough technologies at the nexus of heavy & light industry and water.  

Dustin Brownlow, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Antelope Water Management

Sucharita Dasa, Director, Sustainable & Impact Banking Coverage (ESG), Barclays Investment Bank

Anders Hallsby, Partner, Mazarine Ventures


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: The Water Energy Nexus: The Current Status & The Way Forward

Water and energy are mutually dependent on one another. Every step of the water cycle consumes energy, from producing, moving, treating, and heating water to collecting and treating wastewater.  Conversely, harnessing energy requires a lot of water as well.  Rising population, mobilization, urbanization, climate challenges and economic development are creating a lot of stress in water and energy resources that the current & future generation needs to resolve.  Fortunately, there are solutions that tap into the water-energy nexus that help to conserve our precious water and energy resources, and save money as well. 

The session will examine those challenges, discuss where technical opportunities associated with the water/energy nexus exist, identify some of the water-energy nexus/energy saving technologies, the importance of resiliency, reducing vulnerability to extreme weather events, governance, and water equity.

Andrew Kricun, P.E., Managing Director, Moonshot Missions

Patrick Kiely, CEO, Sentry

12:00 p.m. :: Conference Concludes

Speakers

  • Sander Zweers, Director, Aquasuite

  • Michael Albrecht, Managing Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure

  • Philip Briscoe, Chief Operating Officer, Rezatec

  • Dustin Brownlow, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Antelope Water Management

  • Guillaume Clairet, Chief Operating Officer, H20 Innovation

  • Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Group

  • Brian Cullen, President & CEO, VICO Infrastructure Company

  • Sucharita Dasa, Director, Sustainable & Impact Banking Coverage (ESG), Barclays Investment Bank

  • Edward Fanter, Managing Director, National Bank Financial

  • Anders Hallsby, Partner, Mazarine Ventures

  • George S. Hawkins, Esq. , Founder and President, Moonshot Missions

  • Michael Irlbeck, Director of Business Development, Epcor Water

  • Jorianne Jernberg, Director, WIFIA Program U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Rafael Stein, Director, Water Infrastructure Division, Environmental Protection Agency

  • John Joyner, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Water Capital Partners LLC

  • Maarten ter Keurst, Director of Investments, Pureterra Ventures Ltd.

  • Patrick Kiely, CEO, Sentry

  • Andrew Kricun, P.E., Managing Director, Moonshot Missions

  • Alexander Loucopoulos, Partner, Sciens Capital Management

  • Caleb Powers, Principal, Ember Infrastructure

  • John Robinson, Partner, Mazarine Ventures

  • Scott Sergeant, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

  • Will Sarni, Founder & CEO, Water Foundry LLC

  • Aaron Snyder, Corps Water Infrastructure Financing – Lead, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Jonathan Stone, Partner, InstarAGF Asset Management

  • Jim Ziglar, Principal, Rebel Group

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
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  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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