Speaker Presentations

Progressive Planning for Financially Robust Water Systems

Effective pricing strategies, rate design and development, and methods to account for risk and other externalities.

Newsha K. Ajami

Stanford University

John Presta

Regional Municipality of Durham

Kyle Toffan

Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc.

Michael Fenn


Erin Mahoney

York Region

Calvin Farr

City of Atlanta

Achieving Resilience: Preparation, Response and Recovery from Water Crises

Flood, fire and ice: post-disaster response, recovery and resiliency.

Alec Hay

University of Toronto

Maureen Holman

DC Water

Nevin McKeown

Ontario Clean Water Agency

Monica Emelko

University of Waterloo

Scott Potter

Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County

John Thompson

City of Barrie

Smart Decisions: Data-driven Prioritization and Asset Management

What data matters? How is it collected, managed and used most effectively?

Susan Ancel

EPCOR Water Services

Mark Knight

University of Waterloo

Luis Montestruque


Christine Boyle

Valor Water Analytics

Arash Farajian

Toronto Water

Atif Sheikh


Jason Speers

Ontario Clean Water Agency

Innovation in a World of Regulations, Policies and Guidelines

Successes and innovative approaches for navigating current regulations and policies.

David Szeptycki

York Region

Susheel Arora

Halifax Water

Nicola Crawhall

Westbrook Public Affairs

Michelle Brownlee

Smart Prosperity Institute

Peter Gallant


Tom Kaszas

Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change