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One Water for America Policy Framework Webinar 4: Blend Public & Private Expertise & Investment to Address Water Infrastructure
February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Public-private partnerships have been in practice for generations. For years, many publicly-owned utilities have worked with private companies on planning, design, project delivery, operations, maintenance, and management. In addition, private water utilities account for about 15 percent of the US water market. But public-private partnerships can be a mystery to the unfamiliar, and greater understanding is needed on how best to blend public and private resources for positive outcomes. While private expertise and investment can hold promise, each community is unique, and partnership decisions must be made locally. For the nation to attract more investment and innovation to water management, we need to address barriers to putting private money and expertise to work, while making sure that communities’ needs are met and all partners benefit. Join part four of a seven-part series diving into each of the Seven Big Ideas in the One Water for America Policy Framework.