A new series of educational videos produced by the Environmental Finance Center at UNC Chapel Hill, with support from the Water Research Foundation, offers an engaging, accessible, and easily shareable resource on financial management topics designed specifically for water utility governing boards. The Water₡lips Video Series describes challenges faced by water utilities across the country using eye catching visualizations and easy to understand explanations of concepts that can otherwise be daunting.
These free, interactive Rates Dashboards are designed to assist utility managers and local officials to compare and analyze water and wastewater rates against multiple characteristics. Dashboards are available for 10 states, including North Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia, Illinois (NEW), Ohio (NEW), Texas, Colorado, and South Carolina.
Use our free Water and Wastewater Rates Analysis Model to help set water and/or wastewater rates next year by projecting the utility's expenses, revenues from rates, and fund balance for the next few years. Data inputs are minimal, and the tool has been updated to offer several new features and improvements to make it easier to test scenarios and help determine whether the utility needs to adjust rates in order to achieve financial sufficiency.
What should your water rates be to cover all of your expenses in the next few years? Join our free webinar on August 11, 2015 from 2:30 - 3:30pm.
This webinar will help water systems answer this question by demonstrating the Water and Wastewater Rates Analysis Model, a free basic Excel-based tool developed for small water systems. The tool helps water systems determine whether they need to adjust rates, and by how much, in order to achieve financial sufficiency.
The Environmental Finance Center hosted a public forum featuring presentations by prominent environmental finance experts and innovators from a variety of perspectives that cut across geographic regions, sectors, and issues. This event fostered discussion and identified emerging trends, strategies, and ideas in answering the basic “how will we pay” questions at the heart of successful environmental protection. This report summarizes 10 themes that emerged from the forum.