Banking on Green: A Look at How Green Infrastructure Can Save Municipalities Money and Provide Economic Benefits Community-Wide

Looks at the most cost-effective options for managing polluted runoff and protecting clean water, and finds...

Author: American Rivers, Water Environment Federation, American Society of Landscape Architects, and ECONorthwest

Date published: 2012

Community Based Public-Private Partnerships and Alternate Market-Based Tools for Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure

This guide provides guidance for local governments who wish to engage in community based public-private...

Author: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Date published: 2015

Financing the Resilient City: A demand driven approach to development, disaster risk reduction, and climate adaptation

Provides a conceptual framework for better understanding how to integrate climate and other risk reduction...

Author: ICLEI

Date published: 2011

Forging the Link

Illustrates the advantages of low-impact development (LID) in the economic terms of how municipal land use...

Author: University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center 

Date published: 2010

Green Infrastructure Approaches for Managing Wet Weather with Clean Water State Revolving Funds

Identifies several ways in which states, communities, and individuals can use the Clean Water State Revolving...

Author: Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Date published: 2008

Green Infrastructure Funding Resources

Lists potential federal funding sources for green infrastructure projects. 

Author: US EPA 

Date published: Ongoing

Green Values National Stormwater Management Calculator

An interactive tool that can be used to compare the performance, costs, and benefits of green infrastructure...

Author: Center for Neighborhood Technology 

Date published: Ongoing

Integrating Valuation Methods to Recognize Green Infrastructure's Multiple Benefits 

Reviews current methods, tools and case studies of valuation of the economic and social benefits produced by...

Author: Center for Neighborhood Technology 

Date published: 2010

Local Government Stormwater Financing Manual: A Process for Program Reform

Inspired by and written for local government leaders, this manual attempts to demystify public sector...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2014

Promoting Green Infrastructure: Strategies, Case Studies and Resources

Reviews financial, regulatory, and incentive-based strategies for promoting the use of green infrastructure to...

Author: Environmental Finance Center Network

Date published: 2012

Testing economic impact for finance

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal...

Author: Saint John III

Date published: 2018

The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Recognizing its Economic, Environmental, and Social Benefits 

Cumulatively assesses the multiple benefits of low-impact development (LID) and green infrastructure (GI) as a...

Author: Center for Neighborhood Technology, American Rivers 

Date published: 2010

Water Finance Clearinghouse

This resource database is a collection of reports, websites, trainings, and funding sources for water...

Author: United States Environmental Protection Agency's Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center

Date published: Current

Funding Stormwater Programs

This fact sheet provides information on funding alternatives available for local stormwater management...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2008

Green Infrastructure Map

This map provides examples of green infrastructure financing stories from diverse communities across the...

Author: Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2014

Guidebook of Financial Tools: Paying for Environmental Systems

Provides an overview of financial options available to fund local environmental programs, including climate...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2008

Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure: Municipal Handbook

Provides local governments with a step-by-step guide to growing green infrastructure in their communities. The...

Author: US EPA

Date published: 2008

Preserving Assets in At-Risk Municipalities: Financial Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation

A large share of population location, businesses and economic activity now occurs in coastal areas. At the same time, during this century many...

Author: New England Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2009

Rain to Recreation: Making the Case for a Stormwater Capital Recovery Fee

Case study of Lenexa, Kansas' experience developing and implementing a systems development fee to help fund...

Author: Michael T. Beezhold, Donald W. Baker

Date published: 2016

Stormwater Fees Literature Review

Prepared for the Pennsylvania Stormwater Authority, this report catalogs the most successful arguments for and...

Author: Water Words that Work, LLC

Date published: 2014

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Anne Arundel County, MD

This case story summarizes findings from the Environmental Finance Center's assessment of Anne Arundel County'...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2013

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Berkeley County, WV

EFC provided technical assistance to the Berkeley County (WV) Public Service Sewer District as it worked to...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2015

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Berlin, MD

Berlin is a town on Maryland's Eastern Shore with a population of approximately 4,000.  EFC worked with the...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2012

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Blair County, PA

In collaboration with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and American Rivers, EFC worked to accelerate the...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2016

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Bowie, MD

Summary of findings from the Environmental Finance Center's stormwater financing feasibility study for the...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2013

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Calvert County, MD

The goal of the project was to provide leaders in Calvert County, MD with a framework for financing stormwater...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2013

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Federalsburg, MD

This project was a collaboration between EFC and students from University of Maryland's Clark School of...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2014

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Lancaster County, PA

This case story describes the Environmental Finance Center's work with six Lancaster County (PA)...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2013

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Lynchburg, VA

EFC's work with Lynchburg, VA was part of a larger project designed to expand the ability and capacity of...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2013

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Ocean City, MD

This case story summarizes the Environmental Finance Center's efforts working with Ocean City, Maryland, to...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2011

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Oxford, MD

This case story summarizes the work of EFC and other partners to help the town of Oxford, MD address recurring...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2013

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Salisbury, MD

EFC partnered with the City of Salisbury, MD, to analyze the City's stormwater program, determine permit...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2013

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Scranton, PA

EFC worked with Scranton, PA to identify opportunities to implement green infrastructure practices in order to...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2013

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Shenandoah Valley, VA

EFC worked with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (NSVRC) to help several counties in the...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission

Date published: 2014

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Warrington Township, PA

Warrington Township, PA passed a voter referendum in 2012 committing $3 million to open space protection.  EFC...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2014

Stormwater Financing Case Story: Warwick Township, PA

EFC worked with several municipalities in Lancaster County, PA, to recommend sustainable financing approaches...

Author: University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2013

Stormwater Utility Fees: Considerations and Options for Inter-Local Stormwater Working Group

Reviews 11 key considerations to keep in mind when developing a stormwater utility.

Author: New England Environmental Finance Center

Date published: 2005

The Economic Value of Riparian Buffers in the Delaware River Basin

This report values losses in ecosystem services that may result from losing riparian forests and buffers. It promotes conservation of these systems as climate change and urbanization have...

Author: ECONorthwest

Date published: 2018

The Economics of Low-Impact Development: A Literature Review 

Reviews methods for evaluating the financial benefit of green infrastructure compared to traditional "gray"...

Author: ECONorthwest 

Date published: 2007