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Alternative Financing for Waterways Infrastructure Final Report

Thursday, March 2, 2017

COPRI's Task Committee on Alternative Financing of Waterways Infrastructure, which was established in 2015 to evaluate the Public Private Partnership (P3) authorization included in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), has completed a report on the challenges and opportunities for applying the P3 project delivery method to water resources infrastructure within the context of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works program. 

The purpose of the report is to provide information to ASCE and others about the use of Alternative Finance in our country today and what can be done to enhance its use in the future.  The task committee sought broad input for its work and recruited committee members from COPRI's Waterways and Ports and Harbors Committees as well as numerous outside groups; additional input was obtained during workshops in New Orleans, New York City and St. Paul, MN, in September 2015, January 2016 and September 2016, respectively.

ASCE and its members have a role in leading our country towards better infrastructure through innovation, technical advice, and informing public officials about changes needed to enable Alternative Finance use in our nation. The report's recommendations should result in improved project delivery, lower life cycle costs, and more reliable infrastructure.

Read the Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) and Scoring Information Paper  released in April, 2018 to be used in conjunction with this report.

Comments on this report will be gratefully accepted by the task committee and may be submitted at .

Read the Report