__________________________________________________________ETN Projects

Customized Training on Water Quality Trading for Agriculture and Waste Water Facilities Workshop:
The Conservation Technology Information Center partnered with EPA, ETN, International Certified Crop Advisers, and Water Environment Federation to deliver four detailed, intensive, interactive workshops in Ohio, Indiana, and Maryland in order to educate agricultural operators, advisers, and municipal wastewater facilities on water quality trading. The training was built on CTIC's publication "Getting Paid for Stewardship: An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide."

Water Quality Trading Workshops:

ETN Training Workshop on Water Quality Trading (Workshop Page)
August 22-24: Cincinnati, OH
Designed for stakeholders and state agencies in EPA Region 5 and the Ohio River Basin


Second National Water Quality Trading Conference (Conference Page)
May 23-25, 2006: Pittsburgh, PA
Co-Hosted by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, with the Environmental Trading Network as one of the cooperating organizations.

A Workshop on Environmental Credits Generated Through Land-Use Changes: Challenges and Approaches (Workshop Page)
March 8-9, 2006: Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by: Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Economics, The Environmental Trading Network, Environmental Defense Climate and Air Program.

The workshop was used to study and discuss the challenges that arise when market-based mechanisms are used to encourage changes in practices on the land in order to achieve environmental goals. The primary focus was on carbon sequestration and nutrient run-off reductions, though lessons will be applicable to a wide range of environmental issues.

Symposium on Servicing Development within the Lake Simcoe Watershed (Proceedings Summary)
April 6, 2006: King City, Canada
Mark S. Kieser presented: "Setting up Effluent Trading Programs and Case Studies in the US"


Great Lakes Trading Network Conference: "Markets for the New Millennium - How can Water Quality Trading Work for You?" (Brochure)
May 18, 2000: Chicago, IL
This conference drew experts in market based trading from as far as Taiwan and Japan. Over one hundred people attended the first conference of the Great Lakes Trading Network where progress on current trading demonstration projects and new ideas in trading frameworks were presented. Also attending were officials from the U.S. EPA. All attested to the success of current projects and the need for evaluating the future development of the federal agency in trading initiatives. Highlights from the conference included presentations by:

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