The US Water Alliance is proud to release the fourth policy brief in its seven-part One Water for America Policy Framework: Blend Public and Private Expertise to Address Water Infrastructure Needs. For the nation at large, to attract more investment and innovation to water management, we need to address barriers to putting private money and expertise to work, while making sure that communities' needs are met and all partners benefit.
Thank you for registering for One Water for America Policy Framework Webinar 3: Sustain Adequate Funding for Water Infrastructure, held on February 7. You can view the recording here. You can also read North Carolina's Master Plan that was discussed during the webinar. In case you missed it, you can read the policy brief here: Sustain Adequate Funding for Water Infrastructure.
The US Water Alliance is proud to release the third policy brief in its seven-part One Water for America Policy Framework: Sustain Adequate Funding for Water Infrastructure.
Communities' needs for capital are growing all the time to meet the challenges of water system development and renewal, regulatory compliance, the rising costs of day-to-day utility operations, and more unpredictable weather patterns. Our focus must be on fully representing the cost of water management, making water services more cost-effective, and continuing to educate the public on our infrastructure needs.
Conservation professionals have a challenging path ahead, but resilience finance makes it easier. Out of the carnage that Hurricane Andrew caused in 1992, a market for catastrophe (‘cat’) bonds was born. While ordinary bonds pay buyers interest to cover the risk of default by the issuer, cat bonds compensate buyers with higher interest rates for taking on the risk of extreme events. In the event that disaster hits, investors lose their principal.