Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN)


Founded in 1992, the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) is a university-based organization creating innovative solutions to the difficult how-to-pay issues of environmental protection and improvement. The EFCN works with the public and private sectors to promote sustainable environmental solutions while bolstering efforts to manage costs.


Smart Management for Small Water Systems Project

The SU-EFC has partnered with the EFCN to conduct training and webinars for local leaders, operators, and other municipal representatives to encourage smarter management of municipal finances and assets, and to help operators conduct day-to-day operations more efficiently. The program, Smart Management for Small Water Systems, offers one-on-one assistance, as well as training workshops conducted on topics including leadership development, asset management, water loss detection, energy efficiency in water systems, rate setting and funding coordination. For more information on upcoming training and webinars, click here.


New England Environmental Finance Center at University of Southern Maine

Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center

Environmental Finance Center at University of Maryland, College Park

Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center at The Michigan Technological University

Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico

Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University

EFC West at Earth Island Institute

Office of Water Programs at Sacramento State University

Rural Community Assistance Corporation