American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, today announced that President and CEO Susan Story, and Mark Strauss, senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, will participate in Infrastructure Week 2014 events on May 14 in Washington, D.C.
Story will be a speaker for America’s Infrastructure Opportunity: Bridging the Financing Gap, hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center, McGraw Hill Financial and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The event includes a half-day of interactive panels and discussions on how government and the private sector can work together to unlock America’s infrastructure opportunities for greater economic growth and job creation. Story will provide opening remarks at the beginning of the event, and also introduce a panel discussion titled “The Evolving Role of the Federal Government from the Top,” featuring Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), lead sponsors of the Partnership to Build America Act.
Strauss will participate in a panel hosted by the Value of Water Coalition titled, “ From Invisible to Invaluable: Changing the Way We Think About Water Infrastructure” at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT. Panel participants will discuss the current condition of water infrastructure in the United States, the consequences of letting these failing systems worsen, and solutions to meeting the water challenges of today and tomorrow. The panel will be webcast at http://thevalueofwater.org/?p=127155 and also feature a live Twitter conversation.
Taking place May 12-16, Infrastructure Week 2014 will explore emerging solutions, innovative approaches, and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure. Daily signature events organized by steering committee members will focus on major infrastructure challenges, including freight and goods movement, passenger transportation, and drinking water and wastewater treatment. The events will focus on the consequences of inaction and the importance of interconnected infrastructure that provides a safe, secure, and competitive climate for business operations nationwide.