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WRF Report on Water Utility Asset Management Framework for Including Forested and Natural Assets

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities have published a new project report entitled, “Asset Management Framework for Forested and Natural Assets.” The purpose is to strengthen water utilities’ capacity to account for, invest in, and better manage their natural assets, by:

  1. Enhancing recognition, quantification, and valuation of the important goods and services provided by forested and other natural assets
  2. Developing a framework for including forests and other natural assets within water utility asset management (AM) programs
  3. Recognizing and addressing the numerous barriers and challenges to placing natural assets on equal footing with built infrastructure within water utility planning and AM programs

You must have or create a WRF website username and password to access the full report, which is free and open to the public.