Private Financing / P3s

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

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

June 14, 2017 at 7:00 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

White House releases budget framework for infrastructure

White House releases budget framework for infrastructure

May 30, 2017 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The Trump Administration last week previewed its much-anticipated plan to invest $1 trillion in the nation’s infrastructure, releasing a six-page fact sheet on the principles guiding its infrastructure initiative alongside FY18 budget documents. But the outline reveals the White House plan includes less than $1 trillion in new direct federal infrastructure spending, asRead More

NAWC’s Deane: Infrastructure neglect makes U.S. ‘less competitive’

NAWC’s Deane: Infrastructure neglect makes U.S. ‘less competitive’

May 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) joined more than 150 organizations supporting Infrastructure Week 2017, May 15-19, to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting all Americans. Much of America’s water infrastructure is outdated, overused and underserviced. Many of our water pipes are more than 100 years old –Read More

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

Does Trump’s infrastructure plan conflict with budget proposal?

March 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump vowed to follow through on another key campaign promise when he announced during a recent address to Congress that he would ask for approval of a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan. However, Trump’s comments on increased infrastructure investment came just days after the White House outlined a FY18Read More

The Potential of Crowdfunding for Water P3s

The Potential of Crowdfunding for Water P3s

February 15, 2017 at 8:05 am 0 comments

By Brian Ross Around the world, public-private partnerships (P3s) play an increasingly critical role in meeting the need for investment in water infrastructure. However, P3s in the United States often fail to succeed due to political opposition, lack of transparency and public resistance to private control of critical water infrastructure.Read More

Stormwater P3s & Alternative Delivery Approaches: Myths & Realities

Stormwater P3s & Alternative Delivery Approaches: Myths & Realities

February 15, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Yuval Cohen In Hindu lore, a group of blind artisans are asked to touch an elephant and describe what they experience. Each person touches a different part, one part at a time, then they compare notes. The parable follows that each person describes what has been felt, but isRead More

Senate Dems float $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan

Senate Dems float $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan

January 30, 2017 at 7:30 am 1 comment

Water and wastewater infrastructure funding programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would receive an additional $110 billion over the next 10 years as part of a massive $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan unveiled by Senate Democrats in January.  A Blueprint to RebuildRead More

2017 Water Finance Conference heading to Milwaukee

2017 Water Finance Conference heading to Milwaukee

December 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

The 2017 Water Finance Conference will head to Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 28-29, for the 3rd annual event highlighting innovative financing approaches in the municipal water sector. The event will be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum® near downtown Milwaukee. In each of the past two years, the Water Finance Conference has gatheredRead More

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Water Research Foundation publishes infrastructure funding report

December 19, 2016 at 11:32 am 0 comments

The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of innovative research supporting the water community, has published a new report to help utilities assess several new and emerging capital financing alternatives. The report indicates that while the new capital funding options may help, utilities still need sufficient and sustained revenueRead More

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