8:00 Registration Opens
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:10 A Call for Transformational Change to Secure New Jersey’s Water Future

  • Diana Lind, Founding Managing Director, Fels Policy Research Institute
  • Daniel Van Abs, Associate Professor of Practice for Water, Society and  Environment, Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
9:20 Morning Panel: What New Jersey Can Learn From New York State’s $2.5 Billion Water Infrastructure Investment

  • Lisa Plevin, former Chief of Staff, United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 (Moderator)
  • Mike Elmendorf, President and CEO, The New York State Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America
  • Richard J. Lyons, (Retired) Executive Director, Albany County Water Purification District
  • Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director, Riverkeeper, Inc.
  • Additional speaker to be announced
10:50 Break and Networking
11:05 Greeting from Don Shields, Vice President and Director of Engineering, New Jersey American Water
11:08 Keynote Address: Transforming the Infrastructure Paradigm

  • Introduction: Andrew‎ KricunExecutive Director and Chief Engineer of the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority
  • Kishia L. Powell, Commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management for the City of Atlanta, Georgia
12:00 Recognizing Our Progress: Jersey Water Works Accomplishments and Commitments for 2018
12:30 Lunch and Networking
1:15 Afternoon Panel: Water Policy Priorities  for New Jersey’s New Administration

  • Christopher Daggett, President and CEO of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation (moderator)
  • Debbie Mans, Baykeeper and Executive Director, NY/NJ Baykeeper
  • Additional speakers to be announced
2:30 Adjourn

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