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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.

Calvin Farr

City of Atlanta

Michael Fenn


Kyle Toffan

Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc.

Erin Mahoney

York Region

John Presta

Regional Municipality of Durham

Newsha K. Ajami

Stanford University

Achieving Resilience: Preparation, Response and Recovery from Water Crises

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

Nevin McKeown

Ontario Clean Water Agency

Maureen Holman

DC Water

Alec Hay

University of Toronto

Scott Potter

Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County

John Thompson

City of Barrie

Monica Emelko

University of Waterloo

Smart Decisions: Data-driven Prioritization and Asset Management

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

Arash Farajian

Toronto Water

Jason Speers

Ontario Clean Water Agency

Atif Sheikh


Christine Boyle

Valor Water Analytics

Luis Montestruque


Mark Knight

University of Waterloo

Susan Ancel

EPCOR Water Services

Innovation in a World of Regulations, Policies and Guidelines

Successes and innovative approaches for navigating current regulations and policies.

David Szeptycki

York Region

Tom Kaszas

Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Peter Gallant


Nicola Crawhall

Westbrook Public Affairs

Susheel Arora

Halifax Water

Michelle Brownlee

Smart Prosperity Institute