EFC Director Jeff Hughes participated in a panel on Project Finance and Transaction Alternative Funding during the InvestH2O Texas Water Technology and Innovation Investor Forum.
The second annual gathering of water technology market intelligence analysts with representatives from Texas family offices, private equity, corporate venturing, venture capital, wealth management, public funds, and individual investors went beyond the issues of water ownership, rights, and traditional policy debates.
The meeting highlighted successful strategies in water technology investing around oil and gas, manufacturing, food and beverage, agriculture, residential, commercial and public utility settings.
Forum objectives: to listen, learn, and exchange previous and current experiences, successes and failures, and immediate opportunities for investing in Texas’ desalination, reuse, conservation, and ‘smart water’ technology opportunities. To identify and expedite matching vetted products and services with investor priorities, resources, and syndication scenarios based on known market uses, public and private sector procurement, and state regulatory requirements.