11/01/2010

List of Working Groups

Working Group One

Current water infrastructure needs and long term challenges

  • Describe current needs (water and waste water)
  • EPA needs assessment
  • Issues with determining need
    • Documentation
    • Requirements
    • other
  • Implications if needs are not met
  • for public health and safety,
  • state and municipal budgets,
  • economic losses/growth
  • and the environment

Names of Working Group Members

Dave Terry

Grace Lee

Representative Carolyn Dykema

Peter Shelley

Bob Zimmerman

Philip Jasset

Bill Callahan

Ned Bartlett

Becky Smith

Working Group Two

Municipal utility and water district financing

  • financial situation, common practices
  • pricing practices
  • enterprise funds
  • municipal debt
  • Identifying the biggest cost centers for utilities; how to reduce those costs
  • Model for asset management program
  • Water rates and pricing structure

Names of Working Group Members

David Hanlon

Michael Martin

Tom Tilas

Bruce Callahan

Tom Walsh

Bruce Tobey

Working Group Three

Innovative water systems, technologies and infrastructure

  • examples:
  • Smart Grid
  • Innovative treatment programs
  • Energy efficiency and alternative energy
  • Watershed based planning
  • Climate change
  • Decentralized systems
  • Reducing operations and maintenance costs
  • Reuse
  • Integrated resource management

Names of Members

Martin Pilsbury

Dave Terry

Paul Niedzwiecki

Representative Carolyn Dykema

Bob Zimmerman

Ned Bartlett

Tom Walsh

Becky Smith

Working Group Four

State and Federal finance and investment practices

  • Existing sources of financing and grants
  • State and federal trends
  • Role of state and federal laws and regulations in shaping infrastructure needs
  • Prioritizing projects for funding
  • Sunk costs/ depreciation funding
  • Regionalization of systems
  • Storm water utilities
  • Financing models
  • Broad based taxes
  • Public finance/Municipal debt/financial products

Names of Members

Martin Pilsbury

Grace Lee

Paul Niezwiecki

Tom Tilas

Peter Shelley

Philip L. Jasset

Bruce Tobey

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