Utility Infrastructure & Governance Down Under with Arron Hieatt

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We travel to Australia for a terrific discussion with Arron Hieatt covering Australia’s water utility governance regime and infrastructure issues. Arron’s communication skills shine as he clearly describes Australia’s water utility governance model and the infrastructure issues encountered Down Under. He also enlightens us on innovative solutions deployed by Australian utilities to address governance and infrastructure issues.

Also in our Bluefield on Tap segment, Reese Tisdale returns to discuss how algae blooms are in the news again and what the impact on utilities, local governments, tourism and more has been this summer.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • How Arron came to be involved in water and sewer infrastructure in Australia
  • The evolution of Australia’s water and sewer utilities from a governance standpoint
  • Privatization efforts in Australia
  • The problem of run to failure
  • How smart meter implementation has progressed in Australia
  • Strategies for strategically investing in infrastructure
  • The impact of drought on utilities and on consumer behavior

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