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Mini-conference: Partnerships for Solving the Blue Infrastructure Crisis

In celebration of UN World Water Day, NY Blue Tech organized a mini-conference ‘Partnerships for Solving the Blue Infrastructure Crisis’ generously hosted by AECOM.

Program & Speakers

This mini-conference will examine different innovative partnership approaches to financing, designing, building and opreating water infrastructure. Topics will include best practices in finance, water management and infrastructure systems, such as pros and cons of the different public-private partnership models.


  • 2.30pm - Registration & Networking

  • 3.00pm - Opening Remarks

  • 3.05pm - Opening Keynote

  • 3.15pm - Panel I - Bridging the Infrastructure Gap - Global Findings and Trends

  • 4.20pm - Break

  • 4.35pm - Panel II - Water Infrastructure Challenges & Opportunities in the Northeast

  • 5.40pm - 7.00pm - Reception


  • Chris Ward, Executive Vice President, Metro NYC Chief Executive, AECOM

  • Jose Soegaard, Director of Programs and Policy, Waterfront Alliance

  • Louise Yeung, Senior Project Manager for Resiliency, NYCEDC

  • Tom Godfrey, Regional Sales Manager, Grundfos

  • Alex Berhitu, Business Development Manager, Water Alliance NL

  • Heather Morgan, NY Metro Water Resources Sustainability Lead, AECOM

  • Guillermo Espiga, Senior Vice President & Head of Business Development, Poseidon Water

  • Edgar Westerhof, National Director for Flood Risk & Resiliency, Arcadis

  • Lisa Diaz, Founder & Managing Partner, Turf Advisory

The event took place here:

AECOM Offices

125 Broad St. 15th fl., New York City, New York 10004

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