Workshop Report: Vicksburg, Mississippi – Jan. 11th, 2024

On January 11th, representatives from Mississippi state, local, and federal government, along with local water sector leaders convened to discuss funding opportunities for water and wastewater infrastructure. The workshop, hosted by Water Finance Exchange (WFX) and Communities Unlimited (CU) highlighted the challenges to achieving urgently needed financial resources for small, rural, underserved communities.

Attendees shared successes and challenges from communities across Mississippi as they navigate the planning, funding, and implementation processes, as well as the ways to leverage the available technical assistance resources in the state. Innovative partnerships, new financial strategies, and an unprecedented volume of available technical assistance will pave the way for communities to meet their public health and community economic development goals.

The workshop included panel discussions, keynote presentations, and break-out sessions, allowing community leaders to learn from, and interact with, state and federal agency representatives and industry experts.

We produced two reports coming out of the workshop – one that details the full discussion that took place in Vicksburg and another focused on Action Items as we continue to pursue infrastructure solutions in Mississippi.

Vicksburg Workshop – Full Report>>

Vicksburg Workshop – Action Steps>>