ETN Projects
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  • Water Quality Trading Workshop
    March 4-5, 2009, Easton, Maryland
    Together with its partners, Environmental Trading Network, the International Certified Crop Advisers and the Water Environment Federation, the Conservation Technology Information Center hosted this interactive event in the Easton, MD area
    . For more information, go to the CTIC website.
  • 12th National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference
    May 5-8, 2009: Salt Lake City, UT.
    Banking under the New Rule  the theme. The estimated 450 attendees will learn how the New Rule issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year is impacting mitigation and ecosystem banking across the nation.
    The Conference sought presentations from experienced mitigation and conservation bankers, regulators, users, engineers, investors, environmental organizations, and others who have direct experience in the expanding mitigation and ecosystem banking industry.Visit
  • Water Quality Credit Trading Workshop
    Aug 19-20, 2008: Troy, OH.

    Hosted by Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), in conjunction with the Environmental Trading Network (ETN), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and Certified Crop Advisers. Presentations are available at CTIC website.
  • 11th National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference
     (formerly called National Mitigation & Conservation Banking Conference)
    May 6-9, 2008: Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville, FL.
  • An Introduction to Water Quality Trading December 5, 2007: Washington, D.C.
    A FREE EPA One-day training course, 9am to 5pm, USDA South Ag. Building,Washington DC.

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  • "Market-based strategies: are they the answer for Water Quality?"

October 19, 2006: Richmond, VA.

Organized by the Virginia Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Link to website.

Link to presentations


·         ETN Training Workshop on Water Quality Trading
August 22-24, 2006. Cincinnati, OH.
Designed for stakeholders and state agencies in EPA Region 5 and the Ohio River Basin. Presentations and speakers biographies have been posted.


·         Environmental Trading Congress: "Strategies for Succeeding in the Environmental Financial Markets"
July 24-25, 2006: New York Helmsley, NY
The congress, organized by Financial Research Associates, LLC, was designed to serve as practical forum facilitating a productive exchange between industry leaders from the financial, agriculture, energy and utility markets.


·         U.S. EPA/USDA 2nd National Water Quality Trading Conference
May 23-25, 2006: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The final agenda, including speaker presentations, has been posted. You can also read speaker biographies.


·         Making the Priceless Valuable: Jumpstarting Environmental Markets

June 7-9, 2006. Portland, OR.
9th public meeting of the Katoomba Group.
The conference is the first regional expression of The Katoomba Group, an international working group composed of leading experts from forest and energy industries, research institutions, the financial world, and environmental NGOs, all dedicated to facilitating strategic partnerships that can launch green forest products in the marketplace. For more information, visit the Katoomba group website.


·         9th National Mitigation & Conservation Banking Conference

April 24-27, 2006: Portland, OR.

Environmental Banking: Cultivating this green frontier.


·         Environmental Credits Generated Through Land-Use Changes Workshop March 8-9, 2006: Baltimore, MD.

Presentation slides are now available



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Mississippi River Basin Nutrients Science Workshop
October 6, 2005 - St Louis, Missouri

Mark Kieser of Kieser & Associates presented a paper titled A Preliminary Analysis of Water Quality Trading Opportunities in the Great Miami River Watershed, A Preliminary Analysis of Water Quality Trading Opportunities in the Great Miami River Watershed, OH. at the first ever US EPA sponsored Mississippi River Basin Nutrients Science Workshop.

National Forum on Synergies between Water Quality Trading and Wetland Mitigation Banking.
This forum, held in July 2005, aimed at advancing point/nonpoint source trading by identifying ‘lessons learned’ from wetland mitigation banking, and at exploring the potential role wetlands can play in providing water quality credits as part of a watershed scale trading program. The final report is now available
. Conference program.

Eighth National Mitigation & Conservation Banking Conference: Environmental Banking and Beyond.
April 18-21, 2005 - Charlotte NC
This cutting-edge conference offered sessions on emerging markets (stream mitigation, conservation banking, multi-credit banks, water quality trading, agriculture), sessions on standards and sustainability, tracking progress, case studies, sales & marketing and more. Field trips (urban & rural), a new Banking Primer Workshop, the Regulators’ Forum facilitated by the Corps, the Bankers’ Forum by NMBA, a Federal update, special guests, and the inside track on what’s happening with the EEP in North Carolina were featured.For more information, visit the conference website or call (703) 548-5473
Restore Flow Regimes and Ecosystems in the Great Lakes Through Environmental Markets, presented by Mark Kieser, Acting Chair of ETN.

OECD - Agriculture and Water: Sustainability, Markets and Policies
November 14-18, 2005 - Adelaide, Australia
General conference information and all papers available at this link

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Seventh National Mitigation & Conservation Banking Conference: Practice, Policy and New Emerging Markets
New Orleans, LA, March 3-5, 2004.
Water Quality Trading: Restoration Methods at Banks to Enhance Water Quality Benefits, presented by Mark Kieser, Acting Chair

Urban Renaissance and Watershed Management Conference
Tokyo and Otsu, Japan, Jan. 28 - Feb. 3, 2004
Crystal Gandrud, Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates; "After the Boston Harbor Project: Revitalizing the Waterfront".
Brice Le Canuu, Service Public 2000, France; "Public-private Partnership in Municipal Water Services in France."

Eric Muller, Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, France; "Organizational Structures, Costs and Fees."

Mark Kieser, Environmental Trading Network- Paper and presentation: "Economic and Environmental Benefits of Water Quality Trading".

International Conference on Compliance and Enforcement of Trading Schemes in Environmental Protection
16-18 March 2004, Oxford, England
Link to conference documents

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Sixth National Mitigation & Conservation Banking Conference: Practice and Policy
San Diego, CA, April 22-25, 2003
Ecosystem Multiple Markets: the Next Generation of Ecological Restoration and Management, presented by Mark Kieser.

US EPA National Forum on Water Quality Trading
Chicago, Illinois - July 22 & 23, 2003
Website with presentations
Forum feedback page

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Fifth National Mitigation & Conservation Banking Conference: Moving Towards Solutions
Terrene Institute, Washington, DC, February 27 - March 1, 2002
Developing Markets to Manage Ecosystems: Evolution of a National Trading Network, presented by Mark Kieser.

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