Tips and Takeaways: Applying for NC Water and Wastewater funding Programs

Written by: Andrea Kopaskie Andrea Kopaskie is a Rates Specialist at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Attention all North Carolinian water and wastewater systems: the State Water Infrastructure Authority announced that $168.5 million in water and wastewater funding will be available this upcoming fall. In response to this announcement, the North Carolina Department of Environmental …

Envisioning the Future of Water: Three Lessons Learned from One City

Written by: Andrea Kopaskie Andrea Kopaskie is an undergraduate student at The University of North Carolina, where she is pursuing a degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in energy and sustainability. In March, the UNC Institute for the Environment hosted the Clean Tech Summit, a multi-day event in which students and professionals  convene and foster leadership and discussion among the …

Public vs. Private: A National Overview of Water Systems

Written by: Andrea Kopaskie Andrea Kopaskie is an undergraduate student at The University of North Carolina, where she is pursuing a degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in energy and sustainability. The dynamic between public and private systems has always been interesting, especially in the case of water and wastewater systems. Public water systems are usually non-profit entities managed …