As demographic and economic patterns shift, utilities not only face a challenge providing clean and safe water services, but also must grapple with how to price their services affordably. In this 90-minute webinar recording, experts from the Environmental Finance Center Network walk through the basics of affordability, several self-assessment strategies for understanding water rate affordability, and how to prioritize affordability in utility decision-making.

The webinar features a demonstration of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center’s Water Affordability Self-Assessment Tool (WASA) and the University of North Carolina’s updated Tableau based Affordability Assessment Tool. In this webinar recording, you will: • Learn the basics of determining affordability • Learn how to access multiple self-assessment tools • Learn about the types of analysis each tool can perform and what each type of analysis can be used for, and • Learn how to interpret the results of the analysis