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2021 Water And Wastewater Finance Strategies Workshop

February 24 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm

The Environmental Finance Center’s annual Water and Wastewater Finance Strategies workshop provides utility practitioners with skills and up-to-date information on pricing, infrastructure finance planning strategies, and funding resources. This year’s workshop will feature new information on the viability of utilities, COVID-19’s effects and response in utility finance, affordability, and integrated planning.

Intended audience: Local government staff, local elected officials, utility staff, consultants, and technical assistance providers.

 

Agenda:

The workshop this year is being offered virtually, split over three days. Click on any of the hyperlinks below to download a PDF copy of the slides.

 

Wednesday, February 24th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

1:00 Introduction and Overview of Utility Finance

1:30 Viable Utilities Reserve and the State’s Approach to Assisting Distressed Units (Kim Colson and Debbie Tomasko)

2:30 Break

2:45 Self-assessing Financial Performance

3:30 Strategies to Enhance the Resilience of Utility Finances

4:00 Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 25th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

1:00 Financially Operating Under COVID-19 Conditions

2:15 COVID-19 Financial Relief Funds for Customers and Utilities

2:30 Break

2:45 Assessing Affordability and Equity Considerations

3:30 USDA Funding Programs (Dennis Delong)

4:00 Adjourn

 

Friday, February 26th, 9:30am – 12:30pm 

9:30 Trends in Rates and Capital Needs

10:30 Updates to the Rates and Financial Sustainability Dashboard

11:00 Break

11:15 Integrated Planning

12:00 DWI Funding Programs (Jon Risgaard)

12:20 Final Questions and Wrap up

12:30 Adjourn

 

More information, presentation materials, and registration is available on the School of Government’s webpage for this course.

Details

Start:
February 24 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 26 @ 5:00 pm
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