As the EFC released the 2014 update of the North Carolina Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard, one NC utility partnered with the media to communicate the current state of their water rates and set the stage for proposed rate increases.
On May 5th, 2014, the Environmental Finance Center at the UNC School of Government will host a public forum to share promising strategies for financing current and future environmental challenges. Through this event, we hope to foster discussion and identify emerging trends, strategies, and ideas that will help answer the basic “how will we pay” questions at the heart of successful environmental protection.
Visit the event page to view speakers and to register.
The Environmental Finance Center and the Water Research Foundation partnered to produce a new report that helps utilities address the challenges of revenue gaps while modernizing financial and management practices.
This interactive rates and financial benchmarking dashboard is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with analyzing residential water and wastewater rates against multiple characteristics, including utility finances, system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography.
As part the Defining a Resilient Business Model for Water Utilities project, the EFC developed this tool to allow utilities and technical assistance providers to quickly determine the proportion of residential revenues from water sales that may be at risk of loss when residential customers change demand patterns.
EFC's Summer Program course in Ecuador for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. The program focuses on building skills necessary for designing and implementing sustainable financing and governance systems for water and other environmental projects. The program will include a mix of classroom sessions, field visits, guest lectures, and service learning project work.