ETN Projects
Customized Training on Water Quality Trading for Agriculture and Waste Water Facilities Workshop
The Conservation Technology Information Center worked with its partners, 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:

August 19-20, 2008 Agenda
March 4-5, 2009 Presentations
July 8-9, 2009 Agenda and Presentations
August 26-27, 2009 Presentations

ETN Training Workshop on Water Quality Trading
August 22-24, : Cincinnati, OH.
Designed for stakeholders and state agencies in EPA Region 5 and the Ohio River Basin.  Presentations and speakers bios are now available

Second National Water Quality Trading Conference
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. Conference agenda, presentations, and biographies have been posted.

A Workshop on Environmental Credits Generated Through Land-Use Changes: Challenges and Approaches
March 8-9, 2006: Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by:Texas A&M U., 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. For more information, click here.

Symposium on Servicing Development within the Lake Simcoe Watershed
April 6, 2006: King City, Canada.
The draft summary of the proceedings is now available. Mark S. Kieser presented: "Setting up effluent trading programs and case studies in the US" at the conference.

2000 Great Lakes Trading Network Conference
May 18, 2000: Chicago, IL

Brochure A conference entitled "Markets for the New Millenium - How can Water Quality Trading Work for You?" 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 Environmental Protection Agency. All attested to the success of current projects and the need for evaluating the future trading development of the federal agency in trading initiatives. Highlights of the conference included a presentation by Paul Faeth of the World Resources Institute author of "Fertile Ground: Nutrient Trading's Potential to "Cost Effectively Improve Water Quality". His work at WRI has focused on the viability of trading as a means of cost-effectively improving water quality throughout the United States. "Conventional regulatory approaches to water quality management can work, but they can be very expensive, and often don't target the biggest sources of pollution" said Faeth, "Our report shows that trading could save a lot of money in the watersheds we studied. With 3,400 waterways impaired by nutrients in the U.S., we're going to need a cost-effective solution to this problem." States' Perspectives on Trading to Achieve Reductions Required by the Clean Water Act, Roberta H. Savage, The Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators.  The Chespeake Bay Program's Nutrient Trading Activities, Cy Jones, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.  Fox-Wolf Basin 2000's Role in Watershed-Based Trading, Bruce Johnson, Fox-Wolf Basin 2000.  Effluent Trading and the Lower Boise River Demonstration Project (Paper or Presentation), David Mabe, Water Director for the State of Idaho.  Nitrogen Credit Trading for the Long Island Sound Watershed, Robert E. Moore, Malcolm Pirnie.  Find Another Way, Paul Kramer, Rahr Malting Company. Second Progress Report on the Trading of Water Pollution Credits (Executive Summary, Full Paper), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Market-Based Incentives and Water Quality, Paul Faeth, World Resources Institute.

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