Welcome to the Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center
The Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center (GLEIC) is the EPA Environmental Finance Center for EPA Region 5, which includes Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 35 federally recognized American Indian governments. Located in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University, the GLEIC has access to the newest technology, latest innovations, and a variety of field experts.
The GLEIC’s mission is to deliver targeted technical assistance to, and partner with states, tribes, local governments, and the private sector in providing innovative solutions to help navigate the challenges of reducing water pollution, air pollution, and solid waste. To accomplish this, the GLEIC promotes and supports the efficient management, maintenance, operation, and finance of municipally owned or controlled environmental systems. These systems include infrastructure such as drinking water, storm water, wastewater, and transportation systems; but, they also include community programs such as land-use planning, recycling, and solid waste and energy use reduction programs.
The GLEIC can support you in a variety of ways: connecting you with other professionals, offering trainings, advising, and providing a wide variety of resources such as publications and demonstrations of research guidance projects.