2014 Financing Sustainable Water Workshop: Building Better Water Rates in an Uncertain World

Developing rate structures that successfully balance revenue management, resource efficiency and fiscal sustainability is becoming more challenging than ever in a world of scarce supply, volatile weather and declining demand. At the 2014 Financing Sustainable Water Workshop, attendees learned from experts about the newest resources and strategies that can help water managers to navigate these challenges, including:

  • Strategies to model and evaluate rates that achieve revenue stability AND incentivize efficiency
  • Policies and planning tools to enhance utilities’ financial outlook
  • How cost-effective efficiency programs support revenue management and fiscal sustainability
  • Proficiency in the latest ratemaking tools available and confidence to apply them

Strategies for Aligning Rates, Revenue and Resources

Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency

Weather-Related Risk Management through Hedging

John Polasek, Aiwex, Inc.

Financing Sustainable Water

Mary Ann Dickinson and Bill Christiansen, Alliance for Water Efficiency