RECAP- Staying Above Water: How to Bring Innovation into Water Management
Watch our interactive webinar with former Mayor of Kansas City, Mark Funkhouser, as we discussed how localities can make the best use of infrastructure funding to build smart, safe, and sustainable water systems.
Public water utilities around the country are struggling. Old and leaky pipes and overwhelmed stormwater systems present serious health and environmental hazards to communities. They’re also a drain on strained resources in a time when shrinking local government revenues and staffing constraints have been further exacerbated by the pandemic. While rate increases are needed to catch up with deferred maintenance, they often are not politically viable and put a disproportionate burden on low income residents. What’s more, they fail to resolve the core issues of long-term sustainability, both from a fiscal as well as climate perspective.
But some agencies have found innovative ways to update aging water systems and make them operationally sound through new partnerships, procurement strategies and technologies. This webinar will feature local finance and water utility leaders along with procurement experts for an engaging conversation on how to bring innovation to water management.