Water Finance

House approves FY18 spending bill, EPA cuts

House approves FY18 spending bill, EPA cuts

September 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm 0 comments

The House of Representatives this month passed an omnibus appropriations bill that, if enacted, would provide funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a range of other federal departments and agencies for the duration of the 2018 fiscal year. But the bill is not expected to see furtherRead More

Honolulu Board of Water Supply renews partnership with Veolia

Honolulu Board of Water Supply renews partnership with Veolia

September 18, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (HBWS) is extending its partnership with Veolia Water North America – West, LLC (Veolia) through 2038. The extension, in effect on July 1, 2017, will continue to deliver value and environmental benefits to ratepayers, business and industry near and around the Honouliuli Water ReclamationRead More

Water leaders, finance experts converge at 2017 Water Finance Conference

Water leaders, finance experts converge at 2017 Water Finance Conference

September 5, 2017 at 11:36 am 0 comments

Last week, the third annual Water Finance Conference gathered water finance professionals from across the country for a discussion around the most critical issue facing the future of water infrastructure in the United States — funding. The two-day event, held Aug. 28-29 at the Harley-Davidson Museum® in Milwaukee, presented a candid lookRead More

Thank you to the 2017 Water Finance Conference Sponsors & Supporting Organizations!

Thank you to the 2017 Water Finance Conference Sponsors & Supporting Organizations!

September 5, 2017 at 10:37 am 0 comments

Organizers of the 2017 Water Finance Conference would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters for its third annual event, held in Milwaukee, Aug. 28-29. Organizing and hosting this annual conference is not possible without the support of its sponsors and supporting organizations who represent many facets of theRead More

WEF releases statement on Hurricane Harvey

WEF releases statement on Hurricane Harvey

September 5, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

Eileen O’Neill, executive director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), has issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated the greater Houston area and many parts of southern Texas over the past two weeks. “Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including the water professionals respondingRead More

Brown named DC Water CFO

Brown named DC Water CFO

August 21, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

DC Water announced recently that it has named Matthew Brown as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Brown has been serving as the director of the Office of Budget and Finance for the District of Columbia since January 2015 and as the DC Water Chairman of the Board since 2015.Read More

Transformational Supply Management Can Yield Critical Funds for Your Utility

Transformational Supply Management Can Yield Critical Funds for Your Utility

August 16, 2017 at 7:05 am 0 comments

By James M. Baehr & Mary Ellen Mitchell What if you were a builder and every time you opened your toolbox to complete a project you pushed aside one of your most important tools? Why would you do that? There may be reasons. Maybe, you don’t know much about theRead More

Philadelphia Launches New Water Pricing Model for Low-Income Residents

Philadelphia Launches New Water Pricing Model for Low-Income Residents

August 16, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Erin Bonney Casey The City of Philadelphia has thrust itself into the broader national discussion on the affordability of water with its newly launched and unique water pricing model. In an era of rising water rates and constrained municipal budgets, Philadelphia is adapting to shifting market conditions. The goalRead More

Taking the Next Step with Data: Achieving Financial Gain from Smart Water

Taking the Next Step with Data: Achieving Financial Gain from Smart Water

August 16, 2017 at 6:55 am 0 comments

“Smart water” is such a buzzword these days that the definition can get a bit skewed. What exactly constitutes smart water? Is it a piece of technology? If so, what does it do? Just how smart is it? Most importantly, does it help make your utility more efficient? The realityRead More

Can One Water Programs Do More with Less?

Can One Water Programs Do More with Less?

August 14, 2017 at 11:04 am 0 comments

A Look at the Financial Advantages of the One Water Approach By Neil Grigg, Alexander Maas & Theresa Connor Integrated “one water” programs can help cities overcome barriers, extract greater returns from infrastructure investments and increase livability. As a big tent to house different activities, one water offers to facilitate aRead More

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