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Melissa L. Pomales, PE, ENV SP, PMP Program Management Leader, Water - Arcadis U.S., Inc.

Melissa L. Pomales, PE, ENV SP, PMP is the Program Management Leader for Water in Arcadis and Board Director of Arcadis Caribe in Puerto Rico. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in Puerto Rico and Florida with over 15 years of experience in program and project management, capital planning, engineering, and business advisory in the water industry. She has supported utility municipal bond transactions totaling over $3 billion and has led program and project management engagements for multi-year, billion-dollar capital programs. Ms. Pomales has provided business advisory services to water utilities in Puerto Rico, the United States, and in Latin America in the areas of non-revenue water, energy management, rates and affordability, utility management and optimization, asset management, and public-private partnerships.

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Can P3s Accelerate Puerto Rico’s Path to Recovery?

On September 20, 2017, all eyes were on Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria made its way across the island and left devastation along its path. A crippling economic crisis and population decrease already painted an uncertain future for the people of Puerto Rico. Two major back-to-back hurricanes later, questions about the future turned to questions about survival. No water. No power. No communications. Scarce supplies. While conditions are improving, there are still thousands of people without power, water, and a safe sustainable infrastructure.

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