2023 offers a transformational opportunity for underserved communities across America. A surge in federal funding has opened out possibilities for water and sewer utilities which have not existed for a generation. Combining that with new alternatives for supporting utility leaders in delivering organisational change, creates the scope for every utility in America to deliver affordable world class water and sewer services.

Led by George Hawkins from Moonshot Missions, this one-day workshop in Los Angeles on 24th January 2023 will guide utility leaders through the process of transformation, from strategic planning to securing funding to high impact procurement and change management. Led by Moonshot Missions with the support of the Global Water Leaders Group it brings together all the ideas, information and inspiration you need to begin your journey to outperformance.

It will be a full-day funding access accelerator. Get more context about the 11th AWS Pre-Conference workshop from GWI publisher, Christopher Gasson, in A radical new direction for the US water market”, and 50 billion reasons to feel optimistic about 2023″.

CAPACITY REACHED – Funded utility attendance  – if you are community water system leader serving rural, tribal or minority-majority communities, you can apply to receive funding to participate in this workshop. Funding from GWI can include heavily subsidized flights, accommodation and conference passes – to register your interest in funded attendance, please complete the form via the link below: 

As the discussions taking place during this workshop will offer crucial insight into the impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law on the US water market as a whole, we are also offering a limited number of observer seats. 100% of observer registrations fees will go towards subsidizing the attendance of the utilities. Register your interest below:


The workshop will bring together utility leaders, professional service providers, and state revolving fund experts to discuss the common needs of community water systems that typically miss out on federal support. From strategic planning and asset management to smart technologies and technical assistance with grant and financing applications, workshop participants — and the communities they serve — will benefit greatly from attendance. Catalyze your community’s journey to world class water and sewer services.

Delivering the Moonshot Agenda - 24th January
Overview and Initial Commentary: NACWA Board Chair

The Moonshot is a revolution for the underserved. George Hawkins explains how it can be brought to your community.

Topic 1: Case Study: Engaging with Small and Disadvantaged Communities

Utility leaders who have been involved in Moonshot projects explain how they have benefitted.

Topic 1: Table Discussion – Identifying and Engaging with Small and DACs.
Coffee Break
Topic 2: Where to get started?

The money is there but only for those who know how to access it. In this session we shall talk through the funding options available and explains how to apply for them successfully.

Topic 3: Tales from the SRF: Overview and Case Study

Overview: Key facts to know

SRF Case Study: Camden County

Topic 4: Engaging the Broader Community Successful strategies to community engagement
Topic 4: Table Discussion


  • Experience with community engagement
  • Tips on when to engage.
  • How to be inclusive
Coffee Break
Bringing Innovation to Small and DACs
  • What kind of technologies are most likely to help small and DAC utilities?
  • How do we get started on a technology and innovation pathway?
  • How can we help evaluate and select appropriate technologies?
  • What about up-front costs for technical evaluation, planning and design?
General Discussion: Q&A
Concluding Remarks
Welcome Reception

All delegates are welcome to join the Welcome Reception on Tuesday 24th, 5:30 – 6:30pm. Take this opportunity to grab your badge before the conference starts the next morning, and to network with other eager attendees.