EPA Acting Deputy Administrator to Keynote WEFTEC Water Leaders Session

Sept. 22, 2015
Expert panel will also feature American Water president and CEO Susan Story

Stan Meiburg, acting deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will deliver the keynote address at the Water Leaders Session—“The Impact of Leadership: Culture, Communication, and Community in Great Water Cities.” The session is part of a lineup of Monday morning programming for WEFTEC 2015—the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 88th annual technical exhibition and conference. The session will be held at 10 a.m.

Utilities of all sizes are faced with rapidly changing pressures and challenges to maintaining uninterrupted, high-quality water and wastewater services. Strong leadership is needed to plan, adapt, and quickly respond. Over the past few years, WEF has tapped into the valuable knowledge and experiences of leaders from the world’s Great Water Cities to provide a series of “lessons-learned” dialogues to help communities improve resilience, livability, and economic vitality.

This latest offering will feature a diverse panel of experts who are driving transformational shifts in water management -- effectively changing the cultural view of water and improving public communication and engagement for a more resilient and productive future.

Panelests include:

Stan Meiburg, acting deputy administrator, EPA (keynote speaker);

David St. Pierre, executive director, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (moderator);

Felicia Marcus, chair, State Water Resources Control Board, State of California;

Tony Parrott, executive director, Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District;

Lars Schroeder, CEO, Aarhus Water Ltd.; and

Susan Story, president and CEO, American Water.

Source: Water Environment Federation