Clean Water Westchester:

Wastewater & Water Reclamation
Exploring the Challenge & Opportunity for Innovative Solutions


Thursday, January 17, 2019

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

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Clean Water Westchester

Wastewater & Water Reclamation Symposium

Thursday, January 17, 2019

8:30 AM-2:00 PM

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University | 78 North Broadway | - Tudor Room | White Plains, NY 10603

Please join us in a full day of discussions and presentations pertaining to the vision for Westchester County in regards to our water infrastructure (waste water/water ecosystem). We will be brainstorming on three major areas of the county; Hudson River, Sound Shore and North County.


Minimal fee of $25.00 per person to be charged to cover catering

Space Limited - please register now! 

8:30am - Coffee & Registration


9:00am - Welcome Remarks & Introduction

Jason J. Czarnezki, Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law

Associated Dean and Executive Director of Environmental Law, Pace University


9:10am - A New Vision for Westchester: The Green Apple: Sustainable & Innovative

The Honorable George Latimer, Westchester County Executive


9:30am - Challenges to Westchester’s Waste Reclamation Future (followed by Q&A)

Todd Ommen, Managing Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic

Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director, Riverkeeper


10:15am - Funding Opportunities for Wastewater/Reclamation Projects (followed by Q&A)

The Honorable Steve Otis, NYS Assemblyman

Sabrina Ty, President and CEO, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation


10:45am - Finance & Governance: Federal Resources and Public Private Partnerships

    (followed by Q&A)

Lisa Diaz, Managing Partner, Turf Advisory

Joan McDonald, Director of Operations, Westchester County


11:30am - Case Studies on Leveraging P3s: Nassau County, NY; Rialto, CA; Bayonne, NJ

   (Panel Discussion with Q&A)

Moderator: John Ma, Director, Infrastructure, First State Investments; Former Chief of Staff

Port Authority NY/NJ

Peter Luchetti, Managing Partner, Rialto, Table Rock Infrastructure Partners

Kendra Morris, Director of Business Development, Suez, Nassau County

Aaron Gold, Managing Director, Argo Infrastructure Partners, Bayonne


12:15pm - Lunch


12:45 pm - Discussion of the Pilot Study for the New Rochelle Sewer District (followed by Q&A)

The Honorable Nancy Seligson, Supervisor of the Town of Mamaroneck and Trustee

Westchester Joint Water Works


1:15pm - Meeting Westchester’s Water Challenges: Optimizing Utilization of Existing Water Assets

Moderator: Kristin Bell, Assistant Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corporation

Eric Fontenot, Head of Urban Water Department, DHI, Senior Engineer

George Efstatos, Regional Sales Manager, Kamstrup

Scott Landers, P.E., Opti, Strategic Partnerships


2:00pm - Closing Remarks

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