9/17/15: USDA Partners with EPA, Offering New Resources to Support Water Quality Trading
Following the announcement of $2 million in
Conservation Innovation Grants to support water quality trading markets,
USDA and EPA hosted a joint workshop to expand markets for water quality
benefits generated on farms, ranches, and forest lands. Link to Article. New resources introduced include:
1/27/15: U.S. Water Alliance Announces 2015 Water Prize Winners
The U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) announced the 5th annual U.S. Water Prize winners: the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department (CA), Electric Power Research Institute (CA), and Coca-Cola (GA). Link to Article.
1/29/14: Troutman Sanders Spearheads National Water Quality Trading Alliance
"Troutman Sanders LLP is proud to announce the formation of a national consortium of leaders from the business, governmental, non-profit, and regulated community focused on enhancing and expanding market-based opportunities for improving water quality." Link to Article. NWQTA Webpage
A clearinghouse dedicated to information-sharing
for reliable technical information, key policy and regulatory issues,
and transferable water quality trading design elements.
ETN provides up-to-date information and links to reliable technical and peer-reviewed resources related to the development and implementation of water quality trading programs, as well as other market-based strategies for achieving healthy, sustainable ecosystems.
continues to lead, collaborate, and participate in a variety of environmental market-based projects, active project tracking and
reporting is made available on the "ETN Projects" page and in the
2015Collaborative White Paper:Collaborating for Healthy Watersheds: How the Municipal & Agricultural Sectors are Partnering to Improve Water Quality.(2015). AGree, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, & the U.S. Water Alliance.