Indiana’s Water Infrastructure Task Force with Marty Wessler

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Marty Wessler sits on Indiana’s legislatively created Water Infrastructure Task Force, several of whose recommendations were enacted into law in 2019. Marty relates the work of the task force, why certain recommendations were made, and how those recommendations became law. It’s a great look inside the inner workings of the policy process that you don’t want to miss.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • How Indiana’s Water Infrastructure Task Force came about
  • How water affordability issue drove the infrastructure discussion
  • Why the Task Force recommended carrots rather than sticks to promote water goals
  • Why water loss and water audits played an important role in the Task Force’s recommendations
  • Why the Task Force featured asset management in its recommendations
  • Marty’s thoughts on the need for and importance of data, as well as how AI will affect water utilities in the future

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