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Water Quality Credit Trading Workshop - Aug 26-27, Indianapolis



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Water Quality Credit Trading Workshop
Aug 26-27, 2009
Crowne Plaza
Indianapolis Airport, Indianapolis, IN

Together with its partners, Environmental Trading Network, the International Certified Crop Advisers, and the Water Environment Federation, the Conservation Technology Information Center will host a Water Quality Credit Trading Workshop at  Crowne Plaza, Indianapolis Airport, Indianapolis, IN,  on August 26 and 27, 2009.

Water quality trading is a market-based approach to improve water quality. It is an innovative, voluntary tool that connects industrial and municipal facilities (point sources) with agricultural producers or other landowners (nonpoint sources) to economically achieve water quality improvements and to accommodate growth. It is a flexible and cost effective approach for maintaining, restoring, or enhancing water quality.

Through this interactive, two-day workshop, CTIC and our partners aim to increase awareness of water quality trading and improve understanding of the voluntary process among agricultural producers and their advisors, wastewater treatment representatives, and potential "aggregators" (organizations that serve as a kind of broker, facilitating trading).

Expert speakers will include EPA representatives, water quality trading policy and program design experts, credit aggregators, wastewater treatment plant representatives, and agriculture interests. They will introduce the concepts, benefits and challenges of trading and the steps involved in developing a trading program. The training will include breakout sessions to give participants specific skills to develop or participate in a trading program. Case studies from other states will be highlighted so participants can learn from existing trading programs.

Plan to attend the workshop on August 26 and 27. Registration will be available soon. If you have questions, please contact CTIC at 765-494-9555 or ctic@conservationinformation.org.


Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green

Publication Date: 6/8/2009
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