Thanks for attending the inaugural 2018 Transformative Issue Symposium on Affordability!

With financing of infrastructure renewal and replacement projects being a significant concern for many water and wastewater utilities, rate increases have been necessary for some utilities to sustainably fund infrastructure projects on an ongoing basis. 



Topics at this year's inaugural Symposium focused on identifying affordability concerns, overcoming legal and regulatory barriers, customer assistance programs, utility rate setting, infrastructure financing and case studies sharing lessons learned from affordability programs that have been implemented by water and wastewater utilities. The content covered key questions, challenges, solutions and areas of acute interest most relevant to advance the knowledge and understanding of affordability on a federal, state and regional/local level.


To view the conference proceedings: Click on 'Technical Program' then in each session you want to view, click 'session details'. Or, in the top right click 'download all' to access all proceedings. If presenters have submitted their presentations, the pdf will be listed under each presentation title.


For questions regarding registration, lodging or general conference questions, please contact the Conferences and Events Group.