Date(s) - 06/04/2020 - 06/05/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FINDING THE MONEY FOR IMPROVED WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST: ISSUES, OPTIONS AND PROMISING INNOVATIONS
June 4th and 5th, 2020
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom
As water scarcity concerns spread across more and more pockets of the American West, there is no shortage of proposed solutions, many deserving immediate consideration. However, whether those solutions entail new infrastructure, modified rules, plans, or new water-use behavior, there is increasingly one common stumbling block slowing innovation: many of the needed actions are expensive, and determining the “how” and “who” of water financing raises several thorny questions about what approaches are most efficient, practicable, and equitable.
This conference explores many existing and proposed options, touching on several related themes, including:
- Options for Moving Beyond Taxes/Fees, Bonds, “Cash-Register Dams” and Other Familiar Tools of the Water Development Era to New Financing Mechanisms
- The Appropriate Role of Markets, the Business Voice, and the Private Sector
- The Influence of Geographic Scale (from interstate basins to local communities) on Financing Options
- Investing in Environmental Protection and Public Health
- Drawing Lessons from Subsidies, Externalities, and Other Cautionary Tales in Water Financing
- Exploring Financial Linkages Between Climate Change Adaptation, Healthy Landscapes, and Improved Water Management Resiliency
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