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Clean Water Westchester: Wastewater and Water Reclamation

Thursday, January 17, 2019
8:30 AM2:00 PM
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University - Tudor Room
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Clean Water Westchester: Wastewater & Water Reclamation

Join Westchester County Executive George Latimer, other local leaders, and industry experts, for this informative symposium on the future of water reclamation in Westchester County. Topics to be explored include the current state of our water infrastructure, opportunities to work together as a County to achieve cost savings and improved environmental outcomes, and exploration of the latest technologies and business opportunities related to water reclamation. The day will include expert presentations, panels, and plenty of opportunities for questions and networking.

Location: Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University - Tudor Room

REMINDER: Space limited. Catering provided. Registration deadline Jan 10.


8:30am - Coffee & Registration

9:00am - Welcome Remarks & Introduction

Jason J. Czarnezki, Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law

Associate Dean and Executive Director of Environmental Law, Pace University

9:10am - A New Vision for Westchester: The Green Apple: Sustainable & Innovative

The Honorable George Latimer, Westchester County Executive

9:30am - Challenges to Westchester’s Waste Reclamation Future (followed by Q&A)

Todd Ommen, Managing Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic

Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director, Riverkeeper

10:15am - Funding Opportunities for Wastewater/Reclamation Projects (followed by Q&A)

The Honorable Steve Otis, NYS Assemblyman

Sabrina Ty, President and CEO, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation

10:45am - Finance & Governance: Federal Resources and Public Private Partnerships

(followed by Q&A)

Lisa Diaz, Managing Partner, Turf Advisory

Joan McDonald, Director of Operations, Westchester County

11:30am - Case Studies on Leveraging P3s: Nassau County, NY; Rialto, CA; Bayonne, NJ

(Panel Discussion with Q&A)

Moderator: John Ma, Director, Infrastructure, First State Investments; Former Chief of Staff

Port Authority NY/NJ

Peter Luchetti, Managing Partner, Rialto, Table Rock Infrastructure Partners

Kendra Morris, Director of Business Development, Suez, Nassau County

Aaron Gold, Managing Director, Argo Infrastructure Partners, Bayonne

12:15pm - Lunch

12:45 pm - Discussion of the Pilot Study for the New Rochelle Sewer District (followed by Q&A)

The Honorable Nancy Seligson, Supervisor of the Town of Mamaroneck and Trustee

Westchester Joint Water Works

1:15pm - Meeting Westchester’s Water Challenges: Optimizing Utilization of Existing Water Assets

Moderator: Kristin Bell, Assistant Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corporation

Eric Fontenot, Head of Urban Water Department, DHI, Senior Engineer

George Efstatos, Regional Sales Manager, Kamstrup

Scott Landers, P.E., Opti, Strategic Partnerships

2:00pm - Closing Remarks

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