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Stantec takes the stage at the 2022 Utilities Management Conference

February 10, 2022

Making digital innovations work for utilities – sharing the latest transformative approaches, best practices, processes, techniques, and case studies

WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 
February 21, 2022 - February 24, 2022 
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida

Over the past 30 years, members of AWWA and WEF have established The Utility Management Conference as one of the leading, most informative, and most prestigious management conferences available.

Stantec’s Management and Technology consultants have engaged in some of the largest and most technically advanced water, stormwater, and wastewater projects in the world. And through this work, we have helped drive many innovative changes in the industry. We will be showcasing some examples of how our digital solutions are helping utilities significantly improve our interactions with water and better supporting the communities we all call home. 

Here is where you can find us:

Monday, February 21 – 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop A: Solving the Affordability Riddle: Creating a Framework for Customer Assistance Programs that Bridge Legal Barriers and are Financially Sound
Presenters: Carol Malesky, Benjamin Stewart, Andrew Burnham, Matthew Freiberg, William Zieburtz

Workshop C: Smart Water Utility Framework and Maturity Assessment  
Coordinator: Prabhushankar Chandrasekeran
Presenter: Kevin Johnson

Tuesday, February 22 – 2:30 pm

Session 06: Utility Leadership & Strategy Implementation – Not Your Typical Rate Study: How a Mid-Sized Aging Utility Instilled Transformational Change to Overhaul Its Planning and Financing Strategies 
Room: Windsong 5 
Presenter: Carol Malesky

Wednesday, February 23

Session 13: Rate & Affordability Benchmarking from NYC to Capacity Fee Evolutions on the West Coast
Room: Windsong 5 

8:30 am – Understanding the ‘Why’ Behind Utility Rate Structures and Customer Affordability Programs  
Presenters: David Hyder, Deborah Kloeckner

9:30 am – Improving Capacity Charges through Sound Philosophy and Modern Statistics  
Presenters: Matthew Freiberg, Benjamin Stewart, William Zieburtz

 

Session 17: Shaping Rates Through Policies & Second Opinions 
Room: Windsong 5 

11:30 am – Pain, With Gain: Independent Reviews to Challenge and Improve Utility Financial Outcomes
Presenters: Benjamin Stewart, Andrew Burnham

Alternate – Due Diligence - Establishing a Framework for Utility Acquisitions
Presenter: Jeffrey Dykstra

 

Session 18: CIP Planning. Room: Windsong 6 

10:30 am – Integrating Project Recommendations from Competing Master Plans Under Limited Budgets  
Presenters: Sharon Matthews, Jane McLamarrah

 

Session 22: Business Transformation for Nimble CIP Planning  
Room: Windsong 6 

2:30 pm – Utility Performance Improvement through Business Process Transformation 
Presenters: Prabhushankar Chandrasekeran, Christopher Puccio, Sharon Matthews

 

Session 24: Improving Customer Experience. Room: Windsong 3 

4:00 pm – The Economic Importance of Your Utility – What Customers Need to Know  
Presenter: William Zieburtz

 

Session 26: Utility Leadership and Strategy Implementation II  
Room: Windsong 6 

3:30 pm – Becoming Utility of the Future - Journeys and Case Studies  
Presenter: Prabhushankar Chandrasekeran

Thursday, February 24 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Session 29: Innovations in Resiliency Funding. Room: Windsong 6  
Moderator: Andrew Burnham

 

See you there! #UMC22 

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