What We Can Learn from Consolidated Utilities

Written by: Elizabeth Harvell Now is a time of growing uncertainty and change in the water sector. Meanwhile, there are tens of thousands of water utilities and authorities in the United States. Collaboration will be essential to securing our nation’s water future. As the adage goes, there’s strength in numbers. Consolidating water utilities is one of many options communities may …

How Important was Water Pricing in Achieving Conservation Goals During the California Drought?

Written by Elizabeth Harvell California’s severe drought and statewide conservation mandate provided an opportunity to analyze the effects of pricing strategies as a tool to curb water use. In 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board was charged with implementing a reduction of 25 percent on the state’s local water supply agencies. One of the strategies the Board suggested to …

Blog Post Round-Up: Infrastructure Week 2018

Written by: Elizabeth Harvell Elizabeth Harvell is the Outreach Coordinator at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Today marks the end of the sixth annual National Infrastructure Week—a week of events, media coverage, and issue advocacy across the country to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting America’s future. In the world of environmental …