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Cumulative Burden Dashboard

June 20, 2024

This dashboard provides North Carolina’s drinking water utilities, municipalities, and other related organizations with insight into potential social or environmental burdens that may impact the populations they serve. It ties together demographic and environmental data from both national and state-level … Read more

Climate Resilience Dashboard

May 1, 2024

The Climate Resilience Dashboard provides insights into a utility’s resilience to climate-related challenges. It is particularly useful for assessing vulnerabilities and risks associated with climate change impacts on water resources, informing strategic planning and decision-making to enhance climate resilience, and … Read more

Supporting Decentralized Users Guidebook

April 17, 2024

In the summer of 2022, the UNC EFC began a research project regarding decentralized users (those on private wells and septic systems) in North Carolina, supported by funding from the NC Collaboratory. This research was a new venture for the … Read more

Low-Stress Solutions for High-Strength Wastewater

March 20, 2024

By Amanda Peele, Project Analyst, UNC Environmental Finance Center Where does water go when it spirals down the drain? Whether from a home, a local brewery, or the car wash down the street, it likely ends up in a public … Read more

Technical Assistance and the UNC EFC – A Different Approach

February 28, 2024

By Hope Thomson, Project Director, UNC Environmental Finance Center The UNC EFC was founded in the late 90s to support the financial sustainability of entities providing environmental services. Though the UNC EFC’s work has varied over the decades, direct technical … Read more

Insights from the 2023 North Carolina Stormwater Utilities Report

October 30, 2023

By the UNC Environmental Finance Center Introduction The UNC Environmental Finance Center, in collaboration with the North Carolina Division of Water Infrastructure, recently conducted a comprehensive survey of stormwater utilities in North Carolina for fiscal year 2024. This survey included … Read more