In this episode we’re chatting with Heather Himmelberger, a professional engineer and director of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center. Our conversation features the role of the EFC network, why water systems shouldn’t be intimidated by asset management, and her mixed feelings about infrastructure spending.
- Meet Heather Himmelberger
- Heather’s Water Hero: Dr. Abel Wolman
- History of the Environmental Finance Centers
- What is Asset Management?
- Why is Level of Service a key component?
- Asset Management and small systems
- Impact of the new infrastructure funding
- Southwest Environmental Finance CenterSocial Media:
- Environment-Focused Learning Academy
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About the Guest
Heather Himmelberger, P.E. is a registered professional engineer with over 35 years of experience working with water and wastewater utilities all across the U.S. She has a BS in Environmental Engineering from Penn State University and an MS from Johns Hopkins University. As Director of the SW EFC, Heather has been a staunch advocate and promoter of asset management practice for over 18 years. She has provided hundreds of asset management trainings and directly assisted systems of all sizes and types with understanding and implementing asset management. She has also worked with water and wastewater systems on a variety of other issues including, but not limited to: compliance, water efficiency, partnerships, capacity development, access to funding, grants management, and workforce development.