Francesca McCann

Director- Alternative Funding and Financing, Black & Veatch


Day 2

14:00 – 15:15, The New Landscape for Financing


Ms. McCann brings 20 years of financial leadership in the water sector. Her expertise includes funding and financing strategy, alternative delivery, and financial project structuring. Francesca leads Black & Veatch’s Alternative Funding and Financing practice, as well as the company’s P3 and CBP(3) work. Project types include water, wastewater, stormwater, and resiliency planning. 

Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Ms. McCann served as CEO of Abengoa Water USA, where she led the company to successfully contract a $3.4 billion water supply project in San Antonio, Texas (SAWS Vista Ridge), one of the largest water public-private partnerships (P3) in the U.S. Ms. McCann frequently speaks at water conferences in the U.S. and abroad. 

Ms. McCann has been featured in print and on television including the New York Times, Business Week, Barron’s, Bloomberg and MSNBC. She frequently speaks at prominent water conferences in the U.S. and abroad.