Private Financing / P3s

NAWC names Colleen Newman as government relations director

NAWC names Colleen Newman as government relations director

November 16, 2017 at 11:21 am 0 comments

Colleen Newman has been named as the new director of government relations for the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC). Newman will lead NAWC’s efforts to promote policies supporting sustainable solutions to the nation’s water infrastructure investment and management challenges. These solutions require innovation and, working with NAWC members andRead More

Report: Private sector poised to capitalize on billions in municipal water opportunities

Report: Private sector poised to capitalize on billions in municipal water opportunities

November 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

In the wake of tightening municipal budgets, environmental violations, and aging infrastructure, private players are poised to capitalize on struggling water and wastewater utilities. According to a new report, U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private Investment, Bluefield Research estimates the total market value of moreRead More

GOP tax plan preserves muni bond tax exemption, eliminates new PABs

GOP tax plan preserves muni bond tax exemption, eliminates new PABs

November 6, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Under a draft tax reform plan released by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives last week, interest earned on municipal bonds issued to fund public water and wastewater infrastructure would remain fully exempt from federal taxation. But the plan would also eliminate new issuances of private activity bonds (PABs).Read More

2017 NAWC Water Summit highlights rate regulation, technology in the sector

2017 NAWC Water Summit highlights rate regulation, technology in the sector

October 20, 2017 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Private water industry leaders from across the country gathered Oct. 15-17 in Seattle, Wash., for the 2017 NAWC Water Summit. This year’s Summit programming included addressing water infrastructure needs, rate regulation, use of drone technology and economic and geopolitical trends. “NAWC is pleased to bring together water industry professionals toRead More

American Water honored with NAWC awards 

American Water honored with NAWC awards 

October 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

American Water has received two awards from the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) at its 2017 NAWC Water Summit, honoring American Water’s commitment to innovation and passion to serving customers and communities. American Water’s geothermal pilot was recognized in the “sustainability” category with a 2017 Management Innovation Award, whichRead More

NAWC: $60 billion in private spending could come from regulatory reform

NAWC: $60 billion in private spending could come from regulatory reform

October 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

As federal lawmakers examine how to address the country’s infrastructure challenges, a new report commissioned by the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) highlights a range of opportunities to bolster water infrastructure investment in communities across the United States. The study, prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), indicates that key changes toRead 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

2017 Water Finance Conference agenda to highlight integrated financing, future of U.S. infrastructure

2017 Water Finance Conference agenda to highlight integrated financing, future of U.S. infrastructure

July 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The agenda for the third annual Water Finance Conference, being held Aug. 28-29, 2017 at the Harley-Davidson Museum® in Milwaukee, Wis., will feature a variety of technical presentations covering current funding challenges facing water and wastewater utilities, punctuated by the growing need for new, integrated approaches against the backdrop ofRead More

Mayors Take the Lead on Water Infrastructure

Mayors Take the Lead on Water Infrastructure

June 21, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Roundtable 2017 Editor’s Note — This issue marks the return of our popular Mayors Roundtable feature. Mayors are essential to a city’s water infrastructure agenda, involved in budgetary decisions and strategic planning, often in the face of financial challenges, economic uncertainty and regulatory constraints. They are held accountable when problemsRead More

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