All EFC Events

All EFC Events

Events in the Last Year

Event title Event date Type Location Description
Water Utility Aging Workforce Issues – Best Practices Panel & Luncheon 05/04/2017 Live event
400 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
United States
A panel discussion on aging workforce issues and solutions for water utilities. You could attend the discussion in person in Chapel Hill (lunch provided) or watch the broadcast online remotely. This panel discussion is hosted by the NC AWWA-WEA Utility Management Committee.   Register at the NC AWWA-WEA website here.     Panelists: Rod Dones (Organizational Development & Learning Specialist, Charlotte Water) Tamara Byers (Human Resources Manager, Charlotte Water) Ed Kerwin, PE (Executive...
CUPSO Conference Presenting Data Panel 04/20/2017 Live event Register Here The ability to acquire, analyze, and interpret data for varying audiences has become increasingly important for CUPSO institutes and centers given the proliferation of open data initiatives and the sheer number of publicly-accessible data sources. This session will offer insights from CUPSO members related to the key elements of successful, data-driven research and communication strategies. Moderator:  Troy Mix, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware Speakers...
Maryland | Rates and Finance Workshop for Small Water Systems 03/20/2017 Live event
201 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD
United States
Register Here This workshop will help ensure the financial stability of your water system while providing safe, quality drinking water at fair rates. Topics include all aspects of financial management and planning of a water system fund including rates and rate setting, controlling costs, planning for capital expenses, accessing external funding, tracking and benchmarking financial performance, and other Enterprise Fund issues that small water systems face. You will learn how to:1.  Assess and...
WEBINAR | Preparing Winning Financing Applications for Water Infrastructure Projects 03/09/2017 Webinar Register Here About the Webinar: This webinar will showcase some of the federal funding programs related to financing water infrastructure projects. With increased competition from other applicants, and more requirements attached to federal dollars, how can your application be a cut above the rest? This webinar will highlight some tools that you can use to enhance your application, and better plan for the financial management of your utility. Tools include intentional rate setting practices,...
NC Clean Tech Summit 2017 03/03/2017 Live event
Chapel Hill, NC
United States
Hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise, the 4th Annual Summit will bring together professionals in business, policy, and academia from across the state and region for two days of discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the southeast’s clean tech industry. Summit Themes: Innovation: Exploring the role that universities can play in speeding up innovation through research and public...
2017 NC Water and Wastewater Finance Strategies Workshop
02/28/2017 to 03/01/2017
Live event
100 Friday Center Drive
The Friday Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
United States
The Environmental Finance Center's annual Water and Wastewater Finance Strategies workshop provides utility practitioners with new skills and up-to-date information on pricing, infrastructure finance planning strategies, and funding resources.  In addition to covering annual statewide pricing and funding program updates, this year’s program focuses on issues related to impact and capacity fees, financial assessment, and how to appropriately calculate costs and rates. View the agenda and...
Western North Carolina Stormwater Summit 02/22/2017 Live event
Asheville, NC
United States
This event hosted by the Land of Sky Regional Council WNC Stormwater partnership offered an opportunity for participants to learn, share, and network over stormwater management and stormwater issues critical to communities in Western North Carolina. EFC Senior Project Director Carol Rosenfeld presented the EFC's research on stormwater finance in North Carolina. Other summit topics included: Planning Context: Today and the Future Stormwater Issues and Challenges Solutions: Implementation...
Financing for the Future – Financial Longevity for Municipal Operations 02/16/2017 Webinar
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States
Presenter: Shadi Eskaf, Senior Project Director of the EFC at UNC. Price: Free. Intended Audience: These webinars are designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to participate.This webinar is most appropriate for individuals who make financial and managerial decisions on behalf of their water systems such as managers, budget and finance officers, clerks...
Stormwater Utility Financing 02/10/2017 Live event
Marietta, GA
United States
This presentation will provide an overview of the 2016 Georgia Stormwater Survey. Funded by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) conducted this research to assist local governments in developing and managing stormwater utilities across the state. Participants will learn how to use the use the free, interactive, computer-based Stormwater Dashboard that allows users to compare fees among utilities according to multiple factors including...
AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference 2017 02/07/2017 Live event
Tampa, FL
United States
  The Utility Management Conference™ 2017 in Tampa Florida will provide utility leaders with the latest tools, techniques, best practices, and emerging solutions needed for effective utility management.  Jeff Hughes will lead a workshop focused on WaterOpolis, a budgeting simulation board game that allows for a diverse group of perspectives to be considered and heard. WaterOpolis provides utility organizations with a stakeholder engagement tool that demonstrates the complexity of addressing...
Preparing Winning Financing Applications for Water Infrastructure Projects 02/06/2017 Webinar Cost:FREE Register here About the Webinar: This webinar will showcase some of the federal funding programs related to financing water infrastructure projects. With increased competition from other applicants, and more requirements attached to federal dollars, how can your application be a cut above the rest? This webinar will highlight some tools that you can use to enhance your application, and better plan for the financial management of your utility. Tools include intentional rate setting...
Wastewater Management in Coastal Georgia 01/27/2017 Webinar   The Wastewater Management Webinar introduces key wastewater planning and management recommendations from a recently finalized manual: Wastewater Management in Coastal Georgia: A Menu of Options. Stacey Isaac Berahzer will be a featured speaker during this webinar. Coastal planners, elected officials, and other personnel will be introduced to the manual, gain understanding how different types of wastewater infrastructure facilitate (or stymie) growth patterns, and learn about specific "Action...
Water for Texas 2017: Innovation at Work
01/23/2017 to 01/25/2017
Live event
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX
United States
Register Here The conference will showcase innovative scientific, planning, and financial solutions to water challenges; interactive data and technology; and compelling conversations on water issues that affect all Texans. Panel discussions, workshops, and exhibits will offer the exclusive opportunity to network and engage with industry leaders, elected officials, and TWDB Board members and staff. Join us for this important event and help shape the future of Texas. Conference topics will...
Achieving Revenue Stability through Your Water Rate Structure 01/19/2017 Webinar
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States
Presenter: Shadi Eskaf, Senior Project Director of the EFC at UNC. Price: Free. Intended Audience: These webinars are designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to participate.This webinar is most appropriate for individuals who make financial and managerial decisions on behalf of their water systems such as managers, budget and finance officers, clerks...
Ask the Expert: Advice on Water System Partnerships 01/12/2017 Webinar United States If you are looking to find ways to partner or collaborate with other water systems, you probably have many questions about the process. For example: What options do I have? Where is a good place to start? Are there ways to partner with other water systems without losing control over our water supply? What issues should we deal with when partnering with other water systems to avoid future headaches? How can I get out of the water business? You may have specific questions regarding something you’...
New York State | Rates and Finance Workshop for Small Water Systems 12/14/2016 Live event
334 Rte 9w - Palisades
Palisades, NY
United States
Register Here This workshop will help ensure the financial stability of your water system while providing safe, quality drinking water at fair rates. Topics include all aspects of financial management and planning of a water system fund including rates and rate setting, controlling costs, planning for capital expenses, accessing external funding, tracking and benchmarking financial performance, and other Enterprise Fund issues that small water systems face. You will learn how to:1.  Assess and...
North Carolina | Financial Empowerment Workshop for Small Water Systems 12/08/2016 Live event
5337 US HWY 264 East - Washington
Beaufort, NC
United States
This one-day workshop focused on small water utility finance provided finance directors, utility managers and city managers in charge of small water systems with information and resources to ensure their water systems can continue to deliver safe reliable water for years to come while ensuring financial sustainability. Topics covered all aspects of the overall financial management and planning of the water system fund, particularly focusing on small water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people...
WaterCARE Community Conversation - Rate Setting 12/05/2016 Webinar This Community Conversation was an exciting opportunity to hear about some of the work occurring in WaterCARE communities around the country and to share information and experiences with them. We believe these peer to peer discussions are an important part of the WaterCare program and will be repeated throughout the term of the WaterCARE program. The December 5th session focused on rate setting. Setting rates is one of the most important and challenging financial aspects of running a water/...
Demystifying Depreciation and How to Make Use of It 12/01/2016 Webinar
School of Government, CB #3330
Knapp-Sanders Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
United States
Presenters: Glenn Barnes (EFC UNC) and Woody Trimble, CPA, Senior Manager at Jackson Thornton & Co. Price: Free. Intended Audience: These webinars are designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to participate.This webinar is most appropriate for individuals who make financial and managerial decisions on behalf of their water systems such as managers...
New England Stormwater Finance Forum
11/15/2016 to 11/16/2016
Live event
Durham, NH 03824
United States
Effective stormwater management is a challenging, yet increasingly important, component of municipal water systems. Municipalities can realize long-term savings and achieve social benefits with an integrated water management approach. This forum will highlight tools, financing options, and local examples to address stormwater compliance costs and help municipalities become more financially and environmentally resilient. Forum topics will cover integrated stormwater management for municipalities...

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