Summer has arrived and World Cup madness has gripped ELP Advisors along with most of the populated world. Images of sweat-drenched futbolers make us thirsty and remind us of that precious resource we cannot live without — one that we must manage more carefully in our increasingly hot and crowded urbanscapes. So we’ve devoted this month’s edition to the various challenges and opportunities posed by what some have called the blue economy. Whether it’s finding new ways to finance green stormwater infrastructure or accelerating our water recycling efforts, regions and localities continue to innovate to wring the most out of every drop. As you raise a refreshing glass to toast Team USA, let’s also applaud another on-time budget for California – something that seemed miraculous just a few short years ago. Miracles do happen. Got that, Germany?
Cecilia V. Estolano | Jennifer LeSar | Katherine A. Perez-Estolano