The recovery has relieved few of the financial pressures on America’s water sector. Instead it has introduced new challenges: the need to make good on five years of deferred investment, confront the growing demand for water in America’s energy economy, and assuage the growing reluctance among customers for increased water prices without improvements in performance.
These challenges are being met with fresh creativity by the industry: new financial models, new performance contracts, new levels of engagement with corporate water users. It is an exciting time to be in the water industry. At this year’s American Water Summit, we are looking to accelerate the change that we see all around us. We are bringing together the people who matter most in the American water industry for two days to discuss the issues that matter most.