The EFC has created the Literacy in Environment and Finance (LEAF) program, which educates students and community members on environmental finance and environmental services while promoting finance as a solution to achieving environmental protection, not as a barrier.
Our Georgia interactive stormwater fees and financial benchmarking dashboard has a new look and many new features and functions. It is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with analyzing stormwater fees against multiple attributes, including utility finances, system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography.
As the nation struggles to repair, maintain, and expand its water infrastructure, public-private partnerships are gaining traction as a strategy for filling the gaps. The EFC examined the potential benefits of alternative water service delivery partnerships to assist decision makers in taking the most effective approach to financing and managing water services.
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.
The EFC has created several free tools to assist water utilities in addressing the challenges and questions we commonly see in our teaching and advising. These tools cover a broad range of finance and management topics, including rates and revenue, financial benchmarking, affordability, capital finance, communicating with the board, and evaluating loans and grants.
In order to protect water resources and provide clean drinking water and wastewater treatment, which are critical public health and environmental services, many communities must overcome the challenges and costs associated with inadequate and aging infrastructure. Through WaterCARE, the EFC and its partners will assist 10 communities across the country in developing robust and resilient finance strategies for water infrastructure that meets long-term needs.