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 shares findings from the study and reflects on trends and opportunities for using all types of public-private partnerships within the stormwater sector – where he says they are a natural fit.  He argues that the chief benefit for the public sector is not necessarily an infusion of new capital but rather improvements in risk allocation, efficiency, innovation, and performance.

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