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“One Oar in the Water”

July 3, 2012

Daniel Kolomeets-Darovsky is an Environmental Finance Analyst with the Environmental Finance Center. stephen schiller / Free Photos   Defining a resilient business model for water utilities is no easy task in a time of unprecedented economic conditions, scare capital, and … Continued

Game Changing in the Water/Wastewater Utility Business

June 6, 2012

  Stacey Isaac Berahzer is a Senior Project Director for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, and works from a satellite office in Georgia.  How can water and wastewater utilities be game-changers in order to adapt … Continued

The Increasing Need to Address Customer Affordability

May 29, 2012

Stacey Isaac Berahzer is a Senior Project Director for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, and works from a satellite office in Georgia. Water prices are rising faster than any other utility service nationally. Of course, there … Continued

Declining Water Consumption, Part Two: The Big Picture

May 25, 2012

Guest author Peiffer Brandt is Chief Operating Officer at Raftelis Financial Consultants. There is little doubt in the industry that per capita water consumption in the United States is declining. Many water utilities have faced financial challenges due to this … Continued

Declining Residential Water Use, Part One: North Carolina

May 24, 2012

Shadi Eskaf is a Senior Project Director for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina. Imagine yourself to be the C.E.O. of a company that produces a high quality product. That product doesn’t really face competition from … Continued