CASPER, Wyo — The National Rural Water Association’s Region 8 Environmental Finance Center opened a finance forum focusing on the needs of Region 8 communities on April 17 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Casper, Wyo.
NRWA’s EFC helps communities find effective and innovative ways to help address the growing costs of protecting public health and the environment in a sustainable and equitable manner. The EFC will provide finance-related training, technical assistance, finance studies, and other analytical support to help communities develop sustainable solutions to the critical “how-to-pay” issues associated with meeting environmental standards and goals.
Forum participants will learn how to increase financial viability and access to funding, improve customer satisfaction, develop operational resiliency, ensure water resource adequacy and build stakeholder understanding and support.
Attendees will include drinking water and wastewater utilities, water sector professionals, community leaders, technical assistance providers, and regional funders.