E&W Group and Reason Foundation Host P3 Roundtable for Congressional Staff

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The E&W Group and Reason Foundation hosted a Capital Hill roundtable on the role of public-private partnerships (P3s) in the water sector on July 6, drawing over 30 congressional staff and water professionals to the lunch-time dialogue in the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s hearing room.  

The facilitated discussion by Dr. Adrian Moore – VP of the Reason Foundation, and Brent Fewell, E&W Group Chairman, focused on how P3s can (and do) help increase local investment, leverage more innovation and offer greater flexibility in addressing critical water infrastructure and facility needs, as well as financing innovative water technologies. 

 In addition to Moore and Fewell, roundtable discussion leaders included:  Rich Anderson, Senior Advisor – U.S. Conference of Mayors; Tracy Mehan, Executive Director of Government Affairs – American Water Works Association; Michael Deane, Executive Director – National Association of Water Companies; Bill Simpson, Vice President of Government Affairs – National Rural Water Association.  

In response to attendee suggestions, E&W Group and Reason Foundation plan future roundtable discussions on P3s and related issues for congressional and Executive Branch staff beginning Fall 2016.