The Liquid Assets Project
Impact-Focused Financing for Sustainable Municipal Water Infrastructure Solutions across the American West
Throughout the West, cities and towns currently depend either on access to groundwater to meet their needs, or on aging infrastructure to capture, store, and divert highly variable river flows. Both groundwater and surface water supplies are increasingly over-tapped and unreliable in the face of population growth, drought, and climate uncertainty. Increasing the reliability of these water supplies is critical to the economic sustainability of western communities, and will require near-term, multi-billion dollar investments to modernize and expand municipal water infrastructure. With federal, state and local public infrastructure funding becoming both more limited and more difficult to access, private investment can help fill the funding gap.