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1 University of North Carolina Environmental Finance Center Overview Jeff Hughes (919) 843-4956

2 Topics Who, what, where, how How do you pay for….. 2

3 EFC Network University of Southern Maine: Region 1 Cleveland State University: Region 5 Syracuse University: Region 2 New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology: Region 6, also serving Region 8 University of Maryland: Region 3 Wichita State University: Region 7 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Region 4 Dominican University of California: Region 9 University of Louisville: Region 4 Boise State University: Region 10 3

4 Dedicated to enhancing the ability of governments and organizations to provide environmental programs and services in fair, effective and financially sustainable ways Serving EPA Region 4

5 Staffing Engineering/Science Law Finance/business Public Administration Information science Planning Geography

6 What We Do Finance Management Governance Policy 6

7 What We Do Teaching Advising Applied policy research Publications/policy tools 7

8 What We Do Drinking Water Wastewater Solid waste Recycling Sustainable Energy Watershed Finance Green Infrastructure Wetlands Protection Sea level rise adaptation Land Conservation and Protection Stormwater 8

9 What We Do– Recent Themes Affordability/financial capability Subsidization systems Performance measurement Rates and fees ARRA, ARRA, ARRA

10 Who We Do it With -- a Few of our Partners….. School of Government Georgia Association of Water Professionals NC State University Auburn University University of South Carolina UNC Water Resources Institute Rural Center NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources US Environmental Protection Agency Council of Infrastructure Finance Authorities American Water Works Association NC League of Municipalities Local Government Commission State Water Infrastructure Commission NC Association of County Commissioners Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Southeast Watershed Forum Triangle J Council of Government Lumber River Council of Government Centralina Council of Government Piedmont Council of Governments Urban Water Consortium Water Research Foundation NC Rural Water Association Golden Leaf National Association of Clean Water Agencies 10

11 Where we work 11

12 Who Pays for What We Do US Environmental Protection Agency US Department of Energy State Agencies Appalachian Regional Commission Local Governments Foundations Consulting Firms 12

13 UNC EFC Education EFC Courses Governing board leadership Co-sponsored courses Environmental finance sessions Webinars National reach 13

14 UNC EFC Advising Local governments State government Elected officials Federal agencies Associations 14


16 "The Dashboard was an integral part of our presentation [with municipal and county leaders] today. Thanks for maintaining this tremendous resource for NC utilities.“ Bo Ferguson, City Manager, Hendersonville, NC “I want to praise you guys for a wonderful job. Previously, trying to do a rate comparison on water rates throughout the state of GA was a tedious and cumbersome task. You have made it easy, and much more informative. Thank you.” Assistant Manager, Notla Water Authority, GA 16 Finance Dashboards

17 Statewide Stormwater Survey

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