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Could the Great Lakes be a Model for Cleaning Up Other Waterways?

Jake Varn, Kyle Funk / Blog September 10, 2018

Of America’s 3.5 million miles of rivers and streams, only 31 percent have been assessed and, of those, 53 percent do not meet health and safety standards.

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Explaining Boil Water Advisories

Jake Varn, Niki Deininger, Kyle Funk / Blog July 13, 2018

For Washington, D.C., this may be an isolated incident, Boil Water Advisories are occurring across the country and are reflective of our growing infrastructure crisis. 

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EPA’s New Strategy to Finance Water Infrastructure

Jake Varn / Blog April 25, 2018

America’s drinking and wastewater systems are underfunded and stretching existing water dollars further will be critical to overcoming the mounting costs.

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Stretching Water Dollars Further

Jake Varn / Blog January 4, 2018

From innovative collaborations with public and private partners, to regionalization and bundling strategies, water providers have been able to provide safe and affordable water services

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What is the Trump Administration’s Evidence-Based Policymaking Stance? Confusing

Nick Hart / Blog December 19, 2017

The cards are stacking up in a confusing and seemingly inconsistent way for the Trump administration on whether there is clear and unwavering support for evidence-based policymaking.

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Clean Power Plan/Affordable Clean Energy Rule: Timeline of Key Events

Energy / Page December 18, 2017

A timeline chronicling key regulatory and legal events from the initial proposal of the Clean Power Plan to the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal the regulation.

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The Clean Power Plan: What Happens Next?

Blair Beasley / Blog October 10, 2017

The Clean Power Plan would have regulated carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants for the first time.

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Understanding America’s Water and Wastewater Challenges

Infrastructure / Research May 15, 2017

Water and wastewater systems across the country require critical repairs and upgrades. This paper reviews several types of water infrastructure along with some unique challenges and opportunities in addressing their affordability, funding, and financing.

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Water Week Spotlight: D.C.’s Environmental Impact Bond

Andy Winkler / Blog March 22, 2017

D.C.’s effort is notable because many cities are similarly grappling with how to design and pay for water infrastructure generally.

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BPC Announces Focus on Management Excellence in Government

Matthew Weil / Blog December 21, 2016

BPC is launching its Management Excellence Tracker in early January 2017 to follow the progress in filling key Senate-confirmable management positions.

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