The Brattle Group has extensive experience in the regulation of water utilities and the impact of environmental regulation on the water industry.

Our work includes economic analyses and testimony in environmental disputes, interstate water disputes, regulatory matters involving water and wastewater utilities, as well as analyses related to the interaction of energy and water. Related to the energy water nexus, we have provided economic analyses on the use of water in connection with fracking, the reliance of water in energy generation, and the use of energy in water production and distribution. In regulatory matters, we have provided testimony on site certification, cost of capital, and the regulatory treatments of infrastructure costs for water and wastewater utilities.

In addition to our consulting work, our experts have appeared before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate staff to discuss economic analyses of water issues. We are also frequent speakers and publishers on issues in the water industry.

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Dr. Berkman is an expert in applied microeconomics in the areas of the environment, energy, and natural resources; environmental health and safety; discrimination; and intellectual property. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Professor Sunding advises on matters relating to environmental and natural resource economics, utility regulation and ratemaking, damages, and valuation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Vilbert specializes in cost of capital, regulatory economics, financial planning, income tax disputes, and valuation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
April 22, 2016
David L. Sunding, Martha Rogers, and Coleman D. Bazelon
Prepared for the CTIA Wireless Foundation
Infrastructure Needs, Water Regulation, Financing Options and Areas of Improvements: Issues as Basis for Discussion
December 5, 2014
Presented to the First Workshop on Water Regulation in Europe, Rome, Italy
Review of 2014 EPA Economic Analysis of Proposed Revised Definition of Waters of the United States
May 15, 2014
Prepared for The Waters Advocacy Coalition
Alternative Regulation and Ratemaking Approaches for Water Companies
September 23, 2013
Joseph B. Wharton, Bente Villadsen, and Heidi Bishop
Prepared for the National Association of Water Companies
Fish Consumption in Portland Harbor
October 23, 2012
David L. Sunding and Steven Buck
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.