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Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center

Water Finance Forum - St. Joseph, Missouri

Financing the Future of Water Utilities: What's Ahead and How to Prepare

Presentations and materials from the Finance Forum held in St. Joseph, Missouri at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, on September 12, 2017.

The forum was hosted by the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center, EPA Region 7, and the Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University.

Forum welcome by Michele Pugh, Director, Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center; Jeff Robichaud, Acting Director of the Water, Wetlands, and Pesticide Division, U.S. EPA Region 7.


Forecasting the Future: What Major Expenses Lie Ahead


Maintaining Your Water and Wastewater Systems


Setting Rates: What's Appropriate and How to Communicate with Customers


Planning for the Future: Long Term Plans and Available Assistance

(Dave Wagner, Director of Utilities, City of Lawrence, Kansas)

Communicating System Plans to Customers and Boards


Funding the Future: Funding Options Panel Discussion

(William Carr, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (SRF Funding Overview); Clark Thomas, USDA Rural Development (USDA Funding Overview))
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