April 18, 2019

Ken Susilo to Moderate and Present on Stormwater Management at Public-Private Partnership (P3) Water Summit

Ken Susilo, P.E., D.WRE., CPSWQ (California) will lead discussions on "Stormwater P3s (public-private partnerships) in California" and will serve as a technical instructor for a (public owners only) workshop on "Building a Stormwater P3" at the P3 Water Summit in San Diego, California on April 23-24, 2019.

Geosyntec has been actively presenting and sponsoring this event for the last three years, serving as a member of the planning committee, and leading development of the stormwater tracks during this time. A summary of the 2018 stormwater talks are summarized in this white paper: Public-Private Partnerships: A New Solution for Old Stormwater Problems?

Ken is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer with Geosyntec Consultants based in California with more than 28 years of experience focused on multi-benefit, integrated and innovating stormwater management. Geosyntec Consultants are national, industry leaders in stormwater management, planning, engineering, design, construction, and applied research.

Public-private partnerships are helping deliver critical water projects across the country. Stormwater P3s are different than conventional (e.g., transportation) P3s in their purpose and construct, and can take forms of Pay-for-Performance,  Performance-Based Infrastructure, and/or Community-Based P3s. More than 600 public agency and industry representatives will meet to discuss latest modes of water infrastructure delivery. The 2019 Summit is dedicated to P3 training and networking for system managers, operators, and industry leaders.

Geosyntec Participation

Title: Stormwater P3s in California
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Harbor Ballroom G
Description: Stormwater in California presents an intriguing combination of both need and growing opportunity for public-private partnerships of different forms and scales. Currently most pressing in Southern California, these needs and opportunities will soon expand throughout the State. The needs of industry and government (infrastructure owners) include responding to stringent stormwater permit requirements, depleted groundwater basins, climate adaptation, and mitigation to support major civil works. Opportunities include the availability of new State and local funding measures, watershed-based alternative compliance approaches, and coordination with transportation and other agencies. This panel will include representatives from the State of California, water agencies, local governments, and innovators seeking to create opportunities for accelerated implementation of multi-benefit solutions.

Moderator: Ken Susilo, Geosyntec Consultants
Panelists: Jeffrey Albrecht, State Water Resources Control Board; Lyndsey Bloxom, Water Replenishment District of Southern California; Wing Tam, City of Los Angeles

Title: AM Breakfast Workshop - Building a Stormwater P3 (Workshop for Public Owners Only)
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00
Location: Harbor Ballroom I
Description: This 2-hour workshop provides an opportunity for owners exploring Stormwater P3 options to engage with industry leaders in an exclusive, interactive and focused setting. The workshop will be tailored to the individual needs and questions of participants, based on preliminary questions posed at the beginning of the session. Workshop goals will be to help assess whether Stormwater P3 frameworks are appropriate, and if so, to identify possible initial implementation steps. Building off a "Build-a-Stormwater P3" framework, the workshop will first discuss water quality, drainage, and/or flooding potential issues, risks and opportunities. Then, supported by experts in program management, stormwater compliance, project financing and legal and contractual frameworks, participants will be guided through potential agency preparation steps, followed by a discussion of the screening and formulation of programs and projects. A discussion on program and project screening criteria will include topics such as funding sources and strategies, performance metrics, co-benefits, project timelines, risk management, integration of innovation, value for money, broader policy objectives, and project sourcing approaches. Examples of successful programs and practices, as well as selected supplemental materials will be shared with workshop participants.

Presenters: Greg Cannito, Corvias; Elizabeth Cousins, Nossaman LLP; Ken Susilo, Geosyntec Consultants; Klair White, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors LLC

More Information

About the event: https://www.p3watersummit.com/home
Learn about the summit agenda: P3 Water Summit Agenda
For consultation regarding stormwater management, contact Ken Susilo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Ken at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/ken-susilo

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