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Webinar | Funding and Financing Strategies for Integrated Hazard Mitigation and Water Resource Plans

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Date and Time: 4-10-2023 @ 01:00 PM (EDT) to 4-10-2023 @ 02:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Online Event

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Description: In light of increasing development and ever-changing future conditions, increasingly stressed infrastructure, and growing financial pressures, integrating hazard mitigation and water quality-focused resource management is becoming more and more important to the success of water systems and other public-serving entities. While finance and budgeting are often considered a last step in developing a project or program, incorporating a financing strategy early on in any planning process can help ensure long-term project success. In this webinar, we will provide strategies for incorporating funding and financial strategies into integrated plans and explore various solutions for how local communities can pay for water resource projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding current and future issues related to decentralized wastewater treatment systems
  • Increasing knowledge of funding and financing strategies that are likely to apply to most jurisdictions, big or small, and move communities from planning to implementation.
  • Understand how to develop a balanced funding and financing strategy that incorporates cost reducers and varied revenue streams.
  • Learn from case stories of other communities that have adopted these strategies to protect source water, mitigate flooding, and tackle a number of other local issues. 

Presenter: Natalia Sanchez, Program Manager, University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Certificate: This webinar has NOT been submitted for continuing education credit approval. We can provide a certificate of attendance to eligible attendees but cannot guarantee it will meet your PDH or CEU requirements.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people
  • Decision-makers for water 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 systems


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