Ken Susilo to Present on Stormwater P3s at The P3 Water Summit
Ken Susilo, P.E., CPSWQ (California) will present on a panel "Stormwater P3s: An Opportunity to bring Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Concepts Together with Alternative Project Delivery through Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI)" at The P3 Water Summit in San Diego from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT on April 08, 2022.
The moderator for the session is Marni von Wilpert, Councilmember, City of San Diego, and Ken's co-panelists are Timothy Male, Executive Director, Environmental Policy Innovation Center and Shalini Vajjhala, Executive Director, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center.
Ken Susilo is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on integrated urban stormwater management.
The P3 Water Summit, a part of P3C, examines how alternative project delivery methods are being used to advance critical water projects of all sizes across the United States. They will explore innovative approaches in project design, build, risk, financing, and O&M that offer communities new ways to meet complex water, wastewater, and stormwater challenges.
P3C delivers some of the largest infrastructure-focused events in the United States and attracts water managers, public works leaders, city managers, and industry and P3 development experts. Attendees include water project owners and agency decision markers representing water, wastewater, and stormwater systems across the nation.
AbstractStormwater P3s present a unique opportunity to drive environmental restoration while enhancing the quality of life and promoting business opportunities in disadvantaged communities in a streamlined and accelerated manner. The P3 construct helps manage risks associated with cost and schedule overruns but, particularly for Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI), it can provide some assurances on performance and longevity, particularly with operations and maintenance. Often the integration of green stormwater infrastructure (as well as the repairing, replacing, and upgrading of grey infrastructure) not only reduces impacts caused by localized flooding that affect local businesses but also supports hydrologic resilience to climate change.
This panel will explore the linkages of P3s and ESG, and opportunities including the integration of co-benefits that meet critical city needs through innovative delivery constructs. Goals associated with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) as a social need can be strategically realized through both project visioning (e.g., projects that not only address water but also provide open spaces, reduce urban heat island effects, etc.) and project delivery (e.g., utilizing small local businesses and labor). Panelists will connect potential federal funding availability with stormwater infrastructure and explore linkages supporting environmental justice initiatives such as the Justice40 Executive Order.
About the Conference: https://www.p3watersummit.com/
About the program: https://www.p3watersummit.com/2022-agenda/
Learn more about Ken at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/ken-susilo