October 19–22, 2020
1 PM–2 PM Each Day
PDH credits available
This four-part series starts with understanding what stormwater assets are, why they are valuable, and building a system to keep track of what you have.
This introduction leads into a deep dive into environmental finances and building an economic framework capable of supporting a sustainable stormwater program in these uncertain times of climate and societal changes.
With funding needs addressed, we spend part 3 of the series discussing ways to determine the right level of service for your stakeholders and right-sizing your stormwater program to balance the demands from owners, regulators, and civic leaders.
We conclude this year’s series with a showcase of technological tools that can empower your data to develop predicative models useful in anticipating future needs.
We hope you find this series informative and applicable to today’s environment, and we’ll see you online!
Erin Riggs is the Executive Director of the EFC and conducts applied research surrounding legal, policy, and accounting framework that influences environmental finance issues around the country. She graduated from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law where she pursued a law degree with a specialization in Environmental and Land Use issues. She spent her third year of law school as a visiting student at UNC’s School of Law, where she worked as a legal intern with the Environmental Finance Center on sustainability issues in both North Carolina and Georgia. After law school, Erin worked as the Assistant Executive Director of Waterkeepers Carolina, a statewide organization representing the interests of the Riverkeepers across the state. She then spent three years working in Florida as a staff attorney for state court judges in the areas of both criminal and family law.
Evan Kirk is a Project Director for the Environmental Finance Center. Evan holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to Evan’s current role as Project Director, Evan was a student data analyst and research assistant for the EFC. Evan conducts applied research for local governments in water, wastewater, and stormwater finance on topics including rate setting, affordability, and regionalization. Evan manages the annual North Carolina Stormwater Rate Survey which includes 90 stormwater utilities across the state. Evan also co-instructs the annual two-day Stormwater Finance Workshop at the UNC School of Government.