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Public-Private Partnerships Panel Roundtable to Focus on Water Supply & Treatment

Washington, DC, Mar 21 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee special panel focusing on public-private partnerships (P3s) will hold a roundtable policy discussion next week on P3s and water supply and treatment.  

Municipalities face challenges in operating, maintenance and financing their water and waste water systems. Despite substantial federal and state investment, more investment is needed to address all of the demands, especially as the original infrastructure reaches the end of its life cycle.  As a result, many are seeking new ways to increase funding for water systems. Recently localities have begun to utilize innovative approaches, including P3s, to manage and upgrade their systems. 

The roundtable on “Overview of Public-Private Partnerships for Water Supply and Treatment” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.  This roundtable will be webcast here.

Participants:

  • Ms. Deborah Robertson, Mayor of the City of Rialto, California
  • Mr. Bruce Tobey, Partner, Pannone Lopes Devereux & West
  • Mr. Dan Sugarman, Vice President, United Water
  • Ms. Sandra Sullivan, President-Elect, National Center for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Mr. Mitch Jones, Program Director, Food & Water Watch
  • The Panel on Public-Private Partnerships is chaired by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), and is tasked with examining the use of and opportunities for public-private partnerships (P3s) across all modes of transportation, economic development, public buildings, water, and maritime infrastructure.

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