CIFA ONLINE LEARNING
Preview of EPA Online Interface for SRF Data: Wednesday, August 23, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Get a preview of EPA's new online interface for SRF data in the Water Infrastructure Investment Tracking System (WIITS), which integrates multiple legacy reporting systems, including the National Information Management Systems (NIMS), the Clean Water Benefits Reporting System (CBR) and the Drinking Water Benefits Reporting System (PBR). The new interface is designed to provide user-friendly access to programmatic and project data reported by the SRFs. Meet the presenters.
Disaster Response II: Tuesday, July 19, 1:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster can be more difficult than the actual disaster itself. Learn how you can work with the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expedite financial assistance for water and wastewater utilities in the aftermath of a Presidential-declared disaster using a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between EPA and FEMA. Hear first-hand experiences from the SRFs who used the MOU to help communities in their state recover from catastrophic natural disasters. Get the opportunity to ask FEMA’s first responders and EPA’s water professionals for their insights on how to utilize this unique federal partnership so you can get the assistance you need when a disaster strikes. Hear first-hand experience from communities, states and federal agency representatives about their experiences.
Disaster Response I: Thursday, May 12, 1:00 – 2:30 pm (ET)
Learn how you can expedite financial assistance for water and wastewater utilities in the aftermath of a Presidential-declared disaster using a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hear first-hand experiences from Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) in Nebraska and Oklahoma who used the MOU to help communities in their state recover from catastrophic natural disasters. Get the opportunity to ask FEMA’s first responders and EPA’s water professionals for their insights on how to utilize this unique federal partnership so you can be ready when communities need your help the most.
Leveraging: Monday, April 4, 3:00 - 4:00 pm (ET)
Learn how investing in safe, reliable drinking water and greater environmental protection can translate into more affordable financing in the public finance market. Find out how Environmental, Social and Governance bonds (ESG bonds), which include green bonds, social bonds and sustainability bonds, are providing an opportunity for investors to demonstrate corporate responsibility. At the same time, these types of bonds are providing SRFs with the opportunity to further recognize the societal benefits of financing water infrastructure. Meet the speakers.
Cyber Safety: Tuesday, March 15, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (ET)
Learn simple steps to protect yourself and your SRF from theft from two common email scams – Business Enterprise Compromise (BEC) and Vendor Email Compromise (VEC) – which target businesses that perform electronic payments such as wire or automatic clearing house (ACH) transfers. In a typical BEC, criminals either send a spoofed email impersonating an internal or external individual with a payment request or, following a network intrusion, hijack an existing internal email account to surveil and manipulate email communications to allow them access to sensitive financial information and initiate funds transfers. In a typical VEC, cyber criminals compromise the email account of a trusted partner to assume their identity and request changes for payments and redirect funds to bank accounts controlled by the attacker.
This online session was not recorded.