April 8, 2021

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Geosyntec to Contribute to P3 Water Summit

Ken Susilo and Lisa Austin will moderate, and Troy Hunt will speak in sessions at the P3 Water Summit on April 21-23, 2021. Geosyntec will also host a virtual booth featuring two videos at the event.

Ken will moderate a panel featuring speakers Adam Ortiz, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection; Dominique Lueckenhoff, HUGO NEU Group; and Kevin Shafer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. He will also introduce the keynote speaker Timothy Male, Environmental Policy Innovation Center and moderate a panel entitled "Stormwater, Water and Transportation: A Nexus of Challenges and Opportunities with Dr. Cris Liban of LA Metro and Adel Hagekhalil of StreetsLA. Lisa Austin will moderate a panel entitled "Faster and Better Delivery of Green Stormwater Infrastructure through Alternative Methods". Troy Hunt will participate on a panel with Jim Lyons, Prince George's County, entitled "What is a Stormwater P3 and How Is This Useful to Me as a Stormwater Manager?"

Ken Susilo is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on integrated urban stormwater management. He specializes in the development of multi-benefit, environmentally enhancing solutions to stormwater management and water conservation by applying leading-edge technologies to enhance the natural and built environment.

Lisa Austin is a Principal Engineer based in California with 30 years of experience focused on water quality and stormwater management. She has in-depth knowledge of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting; municipal stormwater program planning and operations; and stormwater best management practice selection, design, and maintenance.

Troy Hunt is a Senior Principal with more than 30 years of experience in Public Private Partnership (P3) program development and operational management, design build finance operate maintain (DBFOM) delivery, regional leadership, project and program management, marketing and business development, financial and business operations, and technical design. He has extensive involvement in strategic and tactical planning, both on the local and regional level. A skilled facilitator and consensus builder, Troy approaches challenges from a practical and positive perspective.

With keynotes, case studies, panels, workshops, and diverse networking opportunities, Water Summit attendees will deepen their understanding on the key principles behind P3s, alternative delivery methods, and the role they can play in improving system performance, service quality, addressing O&M challenges, and delivering essential water, wastewater, and stormwater projects. The conference agenda has been designed to help attendees plan and procure successful P3 initiatives, understand documentation, discover industry best practices in selecting and negotiating with prospective partners, and take steps to ensure project success.

Public-Private Partnership Conference (P3C) represents a community where owners and industry meet. They deliver conferences dedicated to public sector education and assisting their partners in their business development. P3C organizes multiple project delivery conferences each year across the airport; water; healthcare; higher education; and convention, sports, and entertainment facilities industries.

Geosyntec Participation

Wednesday 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM ET
Virtual Room 3: Stormwater and Community Based P3s after Five Years and $600M
In 2014, a few mid-Atlantic visionaries turned Clean Water Act compliance into a holistic program to benefit both the environment and the community. The Community-Based Public Private Partnership (CBP3) model was developed in collaboration with EPA Region 3 to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors to benefit local economic development by creating a marketplace for a meaningful water quality impact. With $600M in CBP3 programs over the past 5 years, are they meeting industry expectations? Has it become the truly national phenomena we expected? What lessons have we learned?

Ken Susilo, Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants

Dominique Lueckenhoff, Sr. VP, Hugo Neu Group
Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District

Wednesday 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM ET
Virtual Room 3: What is a Stormwater P3 and How Is This Useful to Me as a Stormwater Manager?
The emerging and innovative approach known as the Community-Based Public-Private Partnership (CBP3) is a disruptive framework in the stormwater industry, but it is nascent and not well-understood by most stormwater program managers. This session will provide basic information on the CBP3 program approach and how it differs from the traditional project delivery and funding/financing approach used in the stormwater sector. Lessons learned will be shared by stormwater professionals who have successfully implemented and are currently involved with CBP3 program approaches focusing on integrated green stormwater infrastructure.

Seth Brown, Executive Director, National Municipal Stormwater Alliance

Troy Hunt, Professional Engineer, Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants
Jim Lyons, Program Manager, Prince George's County

Thursday 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Opening Keynote: Stormwater Partnerships (Alternative Delivery, CBP3s): What Infrastructure Policy and Funding Changes Do We Expect from the Biden Administration That Will Directly Impact State and Municipal Stormwater Programs
Timothy Male of the Environmental Policy Innovation Center will discuss how the Biden Administration's proposed infrastructure bill and other initiatives may impact state and municipal stormwater programs and share related ideas to stimulate the green stormwater infrastructure industry.

Ken Susilo, Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants

Timothy Male, Executive Director, Environmental Policy Innovation Center

Friday 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Virtual Room 3: Faster and Better Delivery of Green Stormwater Infrastructure through Alternative Methods
Municipalities and districts across the nation are being required through municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits to install significant amounts of green stormwater infrastructure to address impacts from urban runoff on receiving water quality and hydrologic impacts. In many cases, these permits include short compliance timeframes for project design and construction. This session will discuss faster and more cost-effective methods for procuring and delivering green stormwater infrastructure projects that provide a degree of schedule acceleration and cost surety.

Lisa Austin, Principal, Geosyntec Consultants

Sean Agid, Partnership Catalyst, Corvias Infrastructure Solutions
Beth Anne Lutes, Stormwater Bill and Incentives Manager, City of Philadelphia
James Pollum, Stormwater Incentives Supervisor, City of Philadelphia
Nancy C. Smith, Attorney at Law, Nossaman

Friday 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM ET
Virtual Room 3: Stormwater, Water and Transportation: A Nexus of Challenges and Opportunities
This panel will discuss initiatives from major transportation agencies and will share perspectives from local, regional, state, and national levels. The speakers will share innovations, concepts, and delivery frameworks intended to provide sustainable benefits, explore alternative delivery constructs, aggregate financial resources, and enhance communities and the environment.

Ken Susilo, PE, D.WRE, Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants

Dr. Cris B. Liban, PE, ENV SP, Chief Sustainability Officer, LA Metro; Climate Safe Infrastructure Working Group Member, California Department of Natural Resources; and Chair, ASCE National Committee on Sustainability
Adel Hagekhalil, PE, BCEE, WEF Fellow, General Manager and Executive Director, Street Services at City of Los Angeles; Past President National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)

More Information

About the event: https://www.p3watersummit.com/home
About P3C: https://thep3conference.com/p3c-media/media-kit/
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: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/ken-susilo
Learn more about Lisa: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/lisa-austin
Learn more about Troy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-hunt/