2017 Executive Management Conference

October 1518, 2017
St. Simons, Georgia

Future-Proofing Your Utility

Focusing on Management Initiatives That Work for Water Systems

Proactive management is the key to utility resilience and sustainability. And AMWA’s 2017 Executive Management Conference offers participants unique opportunities to encounter forward-thinking planning and business practices in sessions that encourage peer interaction and high-level knowledge transfer.

In the face of stresses from changing climate, cyber threats, workforce upheaval and affordability challenges, utility executives need insightful, leading-edge ideas on innovative programs and new technologies that make sense for today’s water systems.  Here are a few conference sessions that provide just that:   

Strategic Plans: Not Just Binders on the Shelf

As water utilities move through successive cycles of strategic planning, it’s useful to take stock of the strategic planning processes that peer utilities are using, their expected results, and how they will implement and track their plans. In a facilitated panel discussion, water executives from Montgomery County Environmental Services (Ohio), South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority and Nashville Metro Water Services will share some new “bells and whistles” designed to keep strategic plans front and center in water system management.  

Transforming LA’s Water Supply from Imported to Local

Los Angeles has embarked on an ambitious transformation of its water supply.  The city’s top water manager will review the comprehensive plan that features numerous local resource development initiatives including stormwater capture, water recycling and modifications to the agency’s rate structure and financing.

Optimal Asset Management and Innovations from Beyond the Water Sector

In back-to-back sessions, water industry experts will take a look at where asset management is going today, demonstrating how new technologies can be the next steps in achieving new levels of asset management efficiency. They will also explore how other public infrastructure sectors create capital and master plans that tie infrastructure investments to long-term strategic goals incorporating service levels, reliability and sustainability, while also accommodating demand and regulatory compliance. 

There’s Even More

These examples just scratch the surface of a robust agenda that also tackles workforce recruiting and retention, affordability, regional authorities and regionalization, crisis communication, capital planning, vulnerability assessments and cybersecurity.

Plus, the conference will feature receptions and other informal opportunities to network with water sector colleagues; an entertaining and informative introduction to the history of coastal Georgia; a special tour of nearby, historic Jekyll Island, including its ecosystem of beachfront, inland marsh, freshwater lakes and woodlands; and AMWA’s annual awards ceremonies to honor water utility excellence.

Register now to attend the year’s premier event for water industry leaders.