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Module 3
Market-based tools for sustainable water and wastewater management

$50.00 $0.00

Justin Leroux, Ecofiscal Commissioner and professor at HEC Montréal, and Carl Yates, General Manager at Halifax Water, host a 2-hour webinar discussing practical options for designing and implementing user fees for water and wastewater. This module explores specific case studies, illustrating the environmental, fiscal and asset management benefits of well-designed user fees. Following the webinar, participants will be asked to complete an online case study with questions.

Instructors

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JUSTIN LEROUX

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal

Justin Leroux is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Economics of HEC Montréal. He is also a member of the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) and the Centre de Recherche en Éthique (CRÉ).

Prof. Leroux holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Rice University, as well as an M.A. in Mathematics applied to Economics from the Sorbonne University in Paris. He is also laureate of the Nationwide French competition for tenured professorship in Economics. Prof. Leroux also holds an engineering degree from the National Superior School for Advanced Technologies (ENSTA), Paris, France.

His research interests focus on fair division and cost sharing, specifically of public services and in environmental issues. Prof. Leroux is also involved in consulting for private firms and governments for which he made contributions regarding the optimal pricing of call center services, road networks and water services.

Prof. Leroux is also the recipient of several research grants from different organizations including Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Quebec Research Fund for Society and Culture (FQRSC) and the French National Research Agency (ANR).

Member

CARL YATES

General Manager, Halifax Water

Carl Yates has extensive experience in the water utility profession having served as Project Engineer, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Halifax Water Commission from 1988 to 1996. In 1996, he was appointed General Manager of the Halifax Regional Water Commission which assumed a regional mandate after the municipal amalgamation of the greater Halifax area in 1996.

In 2007, Mr. Yates oversaw the formation of the first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility in Canada with the transfer of wastewater and stormwater assets from Halifax Municipality. Halifax Water is a body corporate municipal utility, generating approximately 140 million dollars in annual revenue with assets of over $2 Billion.

Mr. Yates is Past Chair of the Focus Area Council of the Water Research Foundation, Vice Chair of the Canadian Water Network, and a member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Nova Scotia.

Discuss practical options for designing and implementing user fees for water and wastewater.

Instructors

Member

JUSTIN LEROUX

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal

Member

CARL YATES

General Manager, Halifax Water

197 spots available

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Description

Earn a certificate in market-based tools for sustainable development!

This online professional development course, offered with support from The McConnell Foundation, will draw from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission’s reports on congestion pricing, water and wastewater user fees and a forthcoming report on solid waste pricing. It also follows on our successful course offered at the federal and provincial levels, “Designing market-based instruments for the environment”.

We have designed the course with the needs and challenges of municipal employees in mind. To avoid travel approvals and keep it affordable, participants will be able to complete the course online. It is divided into five live and interactive webinars, combined with online case studies and exercises. The webinars will also be recorded to allow for even greater flexibility.

Comments from previous Ecofiscal courses

“Kudos to presenters: passionate, engaging, and knowledgeable”

“Very useful and unique course that fills a training gap in the available courses”

“I think this is a course that would also benefit Municipal governments”

“Very good quality/price ratios! The quality of the instruction is amazing. I will continue following the work of the Ecofiscal Commission.”

Course instructors include leading Canadian experts on market-based tools, combined with current and former municipal practitioners. The dynamic teaching styles of Ecofiscal Commission chair Chris Ragan and other Ecofiscal Commissioners such as Nancy Olewiler have received strong praise from participants in previous courses.

The course is broken out into five different modules, with each module including a 2-hour live and interactive webinar lecture and discussion as well as an online case study or exercise. You can mix and match the different modules, but module 1 is mandatory as it is foundational. Sign up for all five webinars to receive a discount and a certificate!

  • All five modules: $300
  • Module 1: Making the case for municipal market-based tools – $70 (Oct. 1st 11:00am to 1:00pm EST)
  • Module 2: Market-based tools for sustainable water and wastewater management – $70
  • Module 3: Market-based tools for reducing traffic congestion – $70
  • Module 4: Market-based tools for sustainable solid waste management – $70
  • Module 5: Getting to yes: securing political and public support for market-based tools – $70

Live webinar participation is limited to 25 people. Register today to guarantee your spot!

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