Part 1. Clean Water & Economic Opportunity

Prince George’s County, Maryland, has launched one of the biggest and highest-profile stormwater P3s in the Chesapeake Bay region.  Driven by a need to restore water quality and comply with federal stormwater mandates, the Clean Water Partnership is achieving better-than-expected results in cost savings and number of projects installed.  The partnership is unique in its ambitious geographic scale...

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Adam Ortiz
Former Director, Prince George's County Department of the Environment

Part 2. Alternative Delivery Models: Lessons Learned and Opportunities

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently completed an assessment of public-private partnerships and other alternative delivery models for providing water services, including stormwater management. The EFC investigated the financial structures and impacts of models in nine communities. In this video, former UNC EFC Director Jeff Hughes...

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Jeff Hughes
Former Director, Environmental Finance Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Part 3. “Full Delivery” Contract Model

Anne Arundel County, Maryland, launched a first-of-its-kind contract system for implementing stormwater projects in order to comply with federal permits. The County’s $3.8 million “full delivery of water quality improvements” contract was competed via a bidding process, and payment to the winning firm will be made upon successful project completion. This system enables the County to maintain...

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Erik Michelsen
Administrator, Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program

Part 4. Private Financing for Civic Infrastructure: A Portfolio-Based Approach

Known for its coastal New England charm and yacht-filled harbors, the town of Newport, Rhode Island also faces some significant challenges, including vulnerability to the impacts of a changing ocean as well as growing economic inequity.  The town decided to turn these challenges into opportunity by issuing a national RFP seeking partners to plan and fund a suite of interrelated community goals...

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Paul J. Carroll
Director of Civic Engagement for the City of Newport, RI