The EFC has created the Literacy in Environment and Finance (LEAF) program, which educates students and community members on environmental finance and environmental services while promoting finance as a solution to achieving environmental protection, not as a barrier.
EFC Event: Facing the Challenge of Complex Project Delivery with Innovative Financing Solutions
What’s Next? The Promise of WIFIA and the Challenge of Potential Tax Changes
Hosted by: American Water Works Association and CDM Smith
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:45-3:00pm
Utilities in the United States, particularly in the Southeast, are being challenged by the need for funding to invest in water infrastructure. Choosing between the variety of funding mechanisms and delivery options that are currently available can be just as daunting a task. No single funding mechanism or project delivery alternative should be viewed as a silver bullet or magic wand that can solve every problem. Instead, water leaders should consider the full complement of options to fit a specific project’s needs and opportunities, as well as those of their organizations. This roundtable dialogue covers both traditional and innovative approaches to financing and delivering water projects, weighs the strengths and weaknesses of each, and evaluates case studies for best practices and lessons learned. The impacts of potential changes in programs and applicable laws will be addressed throughout the dialogue.
Jeff Hughes will present EFC research on alternative water service delivery models.