Blueprint for a Successful Public-Private Partnership

June 8, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

About This Webinar

Veolia North America (VNA) is the operation and maintenance (O&M) service provider for a circular wastewater reclamation plant in Hawaii, treating an average of 13 million gallons of wastewater per day and converting 92% of it into recycled water.

This is the largest reclamation plant of its type in the Hawaiian Islands, employing state-of-the-art technology to treat secondary effluent previously discharged into the Pacific Ocean.

The success of these operations depends on the effective public-private partnership (P3) between Veolia North America and the local authorities, who have been working together since 2003.

What to expect

This panel discussion will focus on best practices in P3s in the context of this Hawaiian reclamation plant. Focus areas include:

  • The value of P3s and its success on reclamation plants like Honolulu
  • Exclusive access to inside knowledge into the operations and maintenance of the Honolulu plant from the manager of the facility and a member of the Honolulu Board of Water and Supply
  • Understanding circular economy and how it plays a role in P3s


About our speakers

Patrick Schultz serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategy for Veolia North America. Patrick joined Veolia in 2011 and most recently established and led the performance team, an in-house consulting group focused on delivering high-impact performance improvement projects and establishing a comprehensive operational excellence program across VNA’s entire operations portfolio in the U.S. and Canada.

Fred Layi is the Project Manager for the Honouliuli Water Reclamation Facility. Fred oversees the  operations and maintenance of the Honouliuli Water Reclamation Facility, which recycles up to 12 million gallons of wastewater per day, treating it for reuse for irrigation and industrial use. VNA has been contracted with the Board to oversee operations and maintenance of the facility since 2003 on a 20-year contract.

Barry Usagawa is the Program Administrator for the Honolulu Board of Water and Supply. He has led the development of Oahu’s eight regional Watershed Management Plans for resource protection and water use and development, and is a member of the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Freshwater Council, which developed the State Freshwater Blueprint for water conservation, reuse and recharge targets to ensure 100 mg/d of resilient water by 2030.


Patrick Schultz
SVP, Strategy
Veolia North America


Fred Layi
Project Manager
Honouliuli Water Reclamation Facility

Barry Usagawa

Barry Usagawa
Program Administrator
Honolulu Board of Water and Supply