WEF To Host No-Charge Webcast on Stormwater Financing

On August 27, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) will host a no-charge webcast on innovative financing approaches for stormwater management. The webcast is an update to an event hosted by the U.S. Water Alliance July 29, which focused on Washington, D.C.’s stormwater retention trading market. At the event, representatives from the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) gave updates on this program, which includes the first purchase and generation of Stormwater Retention Credits (SRC). Online tools developed by DDOE as well as scenario analyses of potential SRC generation and purchasing were also discussed in July.

DDOE’s Brian Van Wye will discuss the district’s program on the WEF webcast. He will be joined by other speakers, including Deputy Director Dominique Lueckenhoff with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Water Protection Division. She will focus on the community-based public-private partnership initiative led by EPA Region 3. Erin Williams with the Philadelphia Water Department also will present information on the department’s Stormwater Management Incentive Program and Greened Acre Retrofit Program. Dan Nees with the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center has been invited to provide a general overview of strengths and weaknesses related to market-based programs in the stormwater sector. Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association representative Tracy Mehan will moderate.

The webcast will take place August 27 from 1 to 3 pm Eastern. Find more information and register here.

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