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Challenges of Growth for Water Utilities

June 22, 2022

Post by Julia Cavalier, Research Director at the UNC EFC, and Gabriela Santana, Graduate Research Assistant at the UNC EFC This is the second blog in a two-part series presenting takeaways from North Carolina’s Viable Utilities Program. This post examines … Continued

Making Meaning From Data

October 20, 2021

Recent EFC tools have a new look and feel. Historically, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina (EFC) built spreadsheet tools. EFC tools are designed to help utilities organize and analyze financial data to make sustainable decisions. … Continued

How can Water and Wastewater Utilities Become Data-Driven Organizations?

September 9, 2021

  Data science is a rapidly growing field. A 2017 article by Amar Numanović describes how data science might be used in the public sector. This article recommends using data science for “transparent, accountable, and responsive government.”  Denver and Boston have developed dashboards showing … Continued

Using IT Design Methods to Improve Software Tools

May 14, 2021

This is the third post in a three-part blog series on data management. This post will focus on user-centered design of Environmental Finance Center tools. Post by Julia Cavalier, Senior Research Specialist at UNC EFC and Robin Haley,  Graduate Research … Continued