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Designing the Financial Bridge Needed to Pay for Water Infrastructure

By Arthine Cossey van Duyne -- Managing Partner, WaterFunder, LLC

Everybody knows….

  • Water is, in many ways, life.
  • Affordable access to clean drinking water and safe wastewater systems is essential to public health, thriving economies, and national security.
  • There is a funding gap for water infrastructure.

Everybody in the water industry also knows….

  • Water infrastructure is an expensive long-term investment.
  • Utilities are suffering from generations of deferred maintenance on their water infrastructure.
  • Operators are caught in a budgeting catch-22 as they struggle to balance affordable rates with necessary maintenance costs.

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Perfluorochemicals and Their Main Applications

By SplashLink Team

The 2017 Groundwater Contamination Conference is being hosted by the American Ground Water Trust in Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, September 13th. The event aims to address emerging contaminants, such as perfluorochemicals (PFCs), that are presenting new concerns related to health issues, remediation needs, and infrastructure costs. The major types of PFCs include: Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Perfluorobutane Sulfonate (PFBS), Perfluorobuanoic Acid (PFBA), Perfluorohexane Sulfonate (PFHxS). Below you can find an infographic outlining the products within which PFCs are commonly found.

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Top 10 Sources of Disaster Recovery Funding for Water Utilities

By Arthine Cossey van Duyne - Managing Partner, WaterFunder, LLC

Harvey and Irma set the stage for a busy, catastrophic hurricane season.  The cost to repair the damage from just these two hurricanes is predicted to exceed $300 billion.  Dealmakers in Washington paved the way for the first phase of emergency funding and relief last week.  This article profiles the main sources of Federal disaster funding for drinking water and wastewater systems, offers examples of bridging programs, and highlights a few online tools to find additional resources to fund water infrastructure rehab.

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Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma: Real-Time Information and Related Resources

By SplashLink Team

The following is a list of online sources providing real-time updates on Hurricane Harvey’s and Hurricane Irma's storm and flood conditions.  Additionally, it contains information on Red Cross and FEMA support services and links on where to donate. Check back for frequent updates.

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5 Benefits of Installing Green Roofs

By SplashLink Team

StormCon 2017, which will be held Aug 27th-31st in Bellevue, Washington, is a five-day conference inviting attendees and presenters to network and collaborate on a range of material about green infrastructure practices, stormwater program management, and much more! In celebration, we’d like to share some information about how protecting, restoring, and mimicking the natural water cycle through green infrastructure practices can benefit communities and individuals alike. Check out our handy graphic and leave a comment. 

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