IL Online Training | The Power of Partnerships for Water and Wastewater Systems
Description: This workshop will explore the role of partnerships in addressing TMF and financial management issues for small wastewater systems. The first part of the session is focused on evaluating different types of partnerships and how they can help your system. The second part will focus on the role of financial benchmarking and asset management in preparing for partnerships. The final session will be an update on current funding initiatives, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation and Inflation Reduction Act.
- To evaluate different types of partnerships that may be appropriate for your organization
- Evaluating potential partners’ finances for strengths and weaknesses
- Addressing common organizational and managerial issues in partnerships, such as crafting partnership agreements, communicating with your boards, and more.
Trainer: Andrew Waters, Project Director, UNC Environmental Finance Center
CEUs: This training has been approved for 2.0 Credit Hours (TCHs) for IL Water and Wastewater Operators by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Who Should Attend:
- Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people, or wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
- Decision-makers for water and wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
- Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water and wastewater systems