AWWA’s long-standing Seminar has been revamped and updated for 2022! This three-day in-person Seminar provides an updated lens on how to evaluate and develop financial policies and proposed rates that are cost-based and equitable. Additionally, this Seminar will give guidance on how to effectively communicate those policies and rate impacts to customers in these current times. The program combines time honored strategies with modern approaches to get the rate levels your utility needs to be successful, while still promoting community objectives. Visit our COVID-19 resources page for details on AWWA's current response to the pandemic.
In-person 2022 dates: April 12-14 in Orlando and November 14-16 in Cincinnati, Ohio!
November 14-16, 2022 | Cincinnati, Ohio - Seminar Registration now open. Hotel reservations will open this summer.
Seminar venue: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Register by October 24, 2022 for the best rates!
The November 2022 Rate Setting Essentials seminar is co-located with AWWA Water Quality Technology Conferece. The Seminar will take place at Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, with a sleeping room block at the nearby Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.
Hotel reservations will open this summer.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in, writing and faxed or mailed to AWWA. Phone cancellations are not accepted. All cancellations postmarked/fax-dated by early deadline will receive a refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations post-deadline will not be refunded; however, substitute registrants are welcome, if pre-approved in writing.
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AWWA’s long-standing Seminar was revamped and updated in 2021. This three-day Seminar provides an updated lens on how to evaluate and develop financial policies and proposed rates that are cost-based and equitable. Additionally, this Seminar will give guidance on how to effectively communicate those policies and rate impacts to customers in these current times. This program combines time honored strategies with modern approaches to get the rate levels your utility needs to be successful, while still promoting community objectives.
Seminar includes lunch on day one, and a completion certificate. The AWWA M1 Principles of Water Rates, Fees and Charges manual is also available to seminar registrants at no additional cost (normally $106 member, $173 nonmember) and can be added to your purchase by checking the M1 Manual option during registration. Manual is optional and not required for the seminar.
*Subject to change
Todd Cristiano is a Manager at Raftelis Financial Consulting. He has over 17 years' experience - 11 years as a consultant to utilities and 6 1/2 years as the Manager of Rates at Denver Water. His work includes most municipal services; water, wastewater, reclaimed water, electric and sanitation utilities across the United States. His expertise includes financial planning, cost-of-service analysis, rate design and development of impact fees for both utility and general government. As a consultant and a former water utility employee, Mr. Cristiano knows first-hand the challenges of navigating rate studies from both sides of the table. Todd has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Shawn Koorn is an associate vice president with HDR Engineering Inc. specializing in the area of cost of service and rates for municipal water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste, and electric utilities. Shawn has over 15 years of experience in providing financial planning, cost benefit analysis, valuation studies, and rate and cost of service studies for municipal utilities across the United States and Canada.