Catawba Wateree Water Management Group 2015 Annual Report

WATER FOR ALL 2020The Real Cost of Water

Gastonia, NC tint.png February 13, 2020

9:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Gastonia Conference Center
145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28052

Issues of water affordability affect communities throughout the entire nation. Utilities are modernizing outdated infrastructure, consolidating regional resources to achieve economy of scale and looking towards future growth in the region to ensure that we are not just sustainable for the present, but for the future as well. We addressed this issue at our annual Water for All Summit.



Thinking Bigger: Regional Approaches to Water Resource Management

Three things don’t follow jurisdictional lines; money, people, and water. Yet so many of our water infrastructure plans are confined by city and county boundaries. A look at how our region is crossing boundaries to plan for safe and sustainable water future for residents.

Navigating the Risks of Water Infrastructure Investments

What happens when water quality issues, changing regulations, and loss of industry impact the bottom line? A look at how utilities handled planned and unplanned infrastructure investments.





The Philosophy of Rate Setting

There are many factors that can shape how rates are structured. See different approaches to the water and wastewater rate setting.

9:00 a.m.Breakfast, Registration, Networking

9:30 a.m.Welcome

9:40 a.m.State of the Basin
About CWWMG 
Citizens' Water Academy

10:30 a.m.Topic I - Panel Discussion Thinking Bigger: a Regional Approach to Water Management

12:30 p.m.Lunch/Keynote

1:45 p.m.Topic II - Panel Discussion Navigating the Risks of Water Infrastructure Investments
Carel Vandermeyden
Clint Shealy
Mohamed Balla

3:00 p.m.Topic III - Presentation  The Philosophy of Rate Setting
Doug Carter
Shadi Eskaf

4:00 p.m.Closing Remarks 

4:30 p.m.Networking Reception