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2013 Funding Guide for Capital Projects in Sustainable Materials Management
Report on New York State's 2010 SRF Sustainability Pilot Project
Beginning in 2010, EPA's Office of Water and Office of Sustainable Communities jointly sponsored a pilot technical assistance program with three state CWSRF programs to explore potential modifications that could encourage investments in public infrastructure such as roads; utilities; schools; and police, fire, and ambulance service. New York State's program will be the focus of this report.
The goal of this report is to gather lessons learned and best practices in these pilot states and other states undertaking similar initiatives so that all SRF programs can benefit from this information and thereby facilitate more widespread adoption of practices that encourage states to focus resources in existing communities and infrastructure systems to leverage past investments.
To download the report, click here.
January 2013 Wastewater Management Handbook for Local Representatives
Hot off the Presses! NYWEA and the Environmental Finance Center collaborate with the help of many partners to produce the Second Edition of the Wastewater Management Handbook for Local Representatives. Download the entire handbook here, or download individual chapters by selecting the appropriate link below.
This handbook is designed to be a reference tool for local officials, public administrators, and managers. In addition to the basic treatment operations, this handbook will discuss the strategies to ensure compliance, funding, adequate training, and public education. This reference will also help public officials familiarize themselves with financial management tools, loan and grant assistance, as well as learn about capital improvement planning to enhance long term economic viability.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Wastewater Management
2012 Field Guide of Financial Support for Capital Projects
This reference tool was created by the Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University, with support from USDA Rural Development, to help New York State farmers and agricultural Technical Service Providers identify available funding programs and other resources available to them. To access a PDF verson click here.
2012 New York State Reuse Directory
2011-2012 Field Guide of Financial Support for Capital Projects
2011 Urban & Rural Treatment Wetlands Manual
The Reuse It! Guide
September 2010: Green Infrastructure
June 2010: Beyond Waste
March 2010: Smart Growth
December 2009: Agricultural Best Management Practices
October 2009: Local Food
June 2009: Green Infrastructure
March 2009: Inaugural Issue
EFC often partners with the Maxwell School at Syracuse University as a "client" for MPA students to develop reports that include extensive research on various topics of interest to our audiences. The work of these students over the years have proved to be valuable resources for EFC audiences. Here is the library of past projects.
2011 - Trash to Treasure: Sustainable Financing Options for Integrated Material Management Programs
2010 - Making Syracuse Sustainable
2009 - The GreenPrint for Success: A "How-To" Guide for Building a Green Job Training Program
2008 - City of Oswego: Toward Municipal Sustainability
2008 - Wind Initiatives in U.S. Virgin Islands
2007 - Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Management
2007 - Emergency Preparedness in Rural Communities
2007 - LEED in Upstate New York: An Exploration of Barriers, Resources and Strategies
2007 - Field Guide of Financial Support for Sustainable Capital Projects
2005 - Affordability and Sustainability of Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation For Households in Rural New York
2005 - Alternative Financing of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Rural Communities
2004 - Intermunicipal Agreements in NYS
2003 - Impact of Public Participation on the Development of USDA Rural Utility Projects
2002 - Tapping Resources for Rural Communities
1999 - Analysis of Smart Growth Policies in New York State