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Search Results: Water Finance\Case Studies
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A Guidebook to Assist Agricultural Water Suppliers to Prepare an Agricultural Water Management Plan Members only Login
Agricultural water suppliers in California have a long history of preparing agricultural water management plans (AWMPs) and in implementing efficient water management practices (EWMPs). However, water management planning is not static; changing...
Resilient New Orleans Finance PlanMembers only Login
This framework for green infrastructure can help the City of New Orleans take a quantum leap forward by inspiring innovation and proactively using public funding to stimulate private investment. The Resilient New Orleans Finance Plan will serve as...
USDA Report on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity 2019Members only Login
On April 25, 2017, the President of the United States established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity through Executive Order 13790. The purpose and function of the Task Force was to identify legislative, regulatory, and...
Miami WIFIA Project Fact SheetMembers only Login
Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department will construct fourteen new injection wells at three wastewater treatment plants. When the construction of this project and all necessary associated facilities are complete, Miami-Dade County will...
Building Resiliency Through Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
Cities have recently integrated more green infrastructure strategies into their climate resiliency planning. Creating climate-resilient cities takes more than a series of infrastructure investments; more than sea walls and permeable pavement. It...
Idaho Infrastructure 2018 Report CardMembers only Login
This 2018 Report Card for Idaho’s Infrastructure, prepared by an experienced team of civil engineers and infrastructure professionals, shows that while some progress is evident, more should be done to make Idaho a stronger, safer, healthier, and...
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission WIFIA LoanMembers only Login
A $699 million WIFIA loan will assist SFPUC in replacing its existing, outdated solids treatment facilities with new biosolids digester facilities. The new facilities are designed to produce higher-quality Class A biosolids, capture and treat odors...
Finance Guide for Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge Design TeamsMembers only Login
The purpose of this guide, produced by NHA Advisors, is to assist design teams that are part of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge (RbD) by providing a funding and financing reference guide for resilient infrastructure along the San...
Financing Natural Infrastructure for Coastal Flood Damage ReductionMembers only Login
This paper explores financial tools for investing in natural infrastructure to reduce current and future risks from flooding. The principal author of this report is Dr. Charles S. Colgan, Director of Research at the Center for the Blue Economy at...
A Wet Weather Case Study of Incorporating Community Interests into Effective Infrastructure Decision-MakingMembers only Login
This case study describes the ways in which the Camden County Municipal Utility Authority (CCMUA), together with the U.S. EPA Office of Wastewater Management (OWM) and representatives from the community-based Camden SMART Initiative, used an...
Development in Eastern KentuckyMembers only Login
In August, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet announced three grants worth $5 million to spur economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky. How might these grants be used locally and are there opportunities for leveraging this...
San Francisco to Receive $625M WIFIA Loan for Water Treatment PlantMembers only Login
San Francisco Public Utility Commission plans to replace its existing, outdated 60-year old solids treatment facilities with new facilities. This project will be funded in part through a $625 million WIFIA loan and is one of the first 12 projects...
Measuring the Impact of Water Quality InitiativesMembers only Login
The primary finding of this study is that the Fund for Lake Michigan has had a very positive, demonstrable economic impact in the southeastern region of Wisconsin. Data suggests that, if funded in the same manner, the Fund should continue to have a...
Financing Water Infrastructure in IllinoisMembers only Login
Jim Snyder (Ice Miller LLP), Bob Schillerstrom (Ice Miller LLP), Jim Keene (Keene and Associates, Ltd), and Aaron Fundich (Robinson Engineering, Ltd) explore water infrastructure projects that could be transformational for Illinois and various...
Illinois Clean Water Initiative 2014Members only Login
Elmo Dowd, Assistant Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, presents highlights of the Governor's Clean Water Initiative, a $1B low-interest loan fund for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects.
USDA Water & Environmental Program - 2012 Annual Activity ReportMembers only Login
This annual activity report from USDA Rural Development highlights the impacts and activity of the Water and Environmental Programs during fiscal year 2012.
GreenFinanceSF-Commercial: Program OverviewMembers only Login
GreenFinanceSF-Commercial is a Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE program, which allows commercial property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation improvements by applying a lien to the property. This...
Case Studies Analyzing the Economic Benefits of Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure Programs Members only Login
This report was prepared to help utilities, state and municipal agencies, and other stormwater professionals understand the potential benefits of their low impact development (LID) and green infrastructure (GI) programs. The objectives are to...
Oregon Department of Energy - Energy Loan ProgramMembers only Login
The State Energy Loan Program (SELP) offers low-interest loans for projects that: save energy; produce energy from renewable resources such as water, wind, geothermal, solar, biomass, waste materials or waste heat; use recycled materials to create...
Water and Wastewater Projects - Financing with Tax-Exempt BondsMembers only Login
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe published this guidebook for general informational purposes concerning water and wastewater utilities. The purpose of the guidebook is to provide an overview of issues relating to the financing of these projects, more...
State Brownfields and Voluntary Response Programs (US Environmental Protection Agency)Members only Login
This resource explores the evolving landscape of state environmental, financial, and technical programs, including the incentives designed to promote brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. Published by the U.S. EPA in 2011.
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