Integrated Water Management: Suvey

Urban water stakeholders report that integrated water management practices are promising but difficult to finance.  Examples of these practices are green infrastructure, water recycling (reclaimed effluent and graywater reuse) and stormwater harvesting.  While technical staff in utilities favor these practices, financial officers may know more about barriers and solutions.

Researchers from Colorado State University are conducting a short survey of financial officers to assess the state of financing sustainable water practices in water service organizations.  The project is part of the Urban Water Innovation Network, a collaborative research program supported by the National Science Foundation.  The focus of the Network is on adoption of sustainable water management practices across six regions in the U.S.  Initial meetings with utility managers showed strong interest in financing and probing key economic issues of these practices and their adoption.

Results will be reported to stakeholders and used to plan future research activities.  All individual replies will be kept confidential.  The survey will take between 5-15 minutes.  Upon completion of our project, you will be provided with a summary sheet that includes our findings and a comparison of your utility to others in the survey sample.  Answer each question to the best of your ability, if you do not know the answer to a question, you may skip it. If you have any questions, please email Alex Maas (

Thank you for your time.