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Web-based Water Quality Trading Training

After releasing The Water Quality Trading Toolkit for Permit Writers, EPA's first "how-to" manual on designing and implementing water quality trading programs, EPA developed and presented a series of one-day training workshops to a limited number of locations around the country. To reach a broader audience, EPA has recorded Web-based presentations covering the material presented in the one-day water quality trading training workshops. These recorded presentations enable participants to review the material on demand in a self-paced environment. The presentations are useful for those who wish to become familiar with key water quality trading concepts.

If you would like your Water Quality Trading workshop or conference to be on the EPA Web site, please contact:
Chris Lewicki (lewicki.chris@epa.gov)
US EPA, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
(202) 566-1293

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Information on Past Trading Meetings:

Water Quality Credit Trading Workshop
Introduction to Water Quality Trading
Environmental Trading Network's Workshop on Water Quality Trading
Second National Water Quality Trading Conference
National Forum on Synergies between Water Quality Trading and Wetland Mitigation Banking
National Forum on Water Quality Trading


Water Quality Credit Trading Workshop Exit EPA Disclaimer

Troy Hayner Cultural Center, Troy, Ohio
August 19-20, 2008

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), in conjunction with the Environmental Trading Network (ETN) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), is hosting a two-day water quality credit trading workshop in Troy, Ohio. Designed to educate stakeholders in regional watersheds about the benefits and challenges of trading and the steps involved in developing a trading program, the workshop will include presentations, group discussions, and break-out sessions. Of particular interest to the region's agricultural and municipal wastewater treatment communities, the workshop is a detailed, intensive training program that emphasizes communication between buyer and seller to better understand each other's concerns, issues, and challenges.

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Introduction to Water Quality Trading (PDF) (1 pp, 435K, About PDF)

Kansas City, Kansas
Oct. 23, 2007

Curious about how water quality trading could help your watershed? Not sure how trading improves water quality? Interested in how to design a credible trading program? Attend EPA's FREE one day training course and learn all about water quality trading!

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Environmental Trading Network's Workshop on Water Quality Trading

Cincinnati, OH
August 22-24, 2006

This workshop will bring together watershed stakeholders from agriculture, industry, municipalities, consultants, state and regional agencies in EPA Region 5 and the Ohio River Basin. The focus of the two and one-half day workshop will be specific and integrated discussions on technical elements of trading program applications. The goal of the workshop is to develop a workable trading framework for Ohio River. Attendees will be able to transition from water quality trading concepts to local and regional trading programs in their home locales. Additional information is available at the Environmental Trading Network Web site. Exit EPA Disclaimer

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Second National Water Quality Trading Conference

Pittsburgh, PA
May 23-25, 2006

This conference was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 22-24, 2006. The conference was cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was designed to bring together experts in water quality trading to facilitate a dialogue on stimulating future markets in point source to nonpoint source water pollutant trading programs. Downloadable presentations are available through the Environmental Trading Network. Exit EPA Disclaimer

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National Forum on Synergies between Water Quality Trading and Wetland Mitigation Banking

Washington, DC
July 11-12, 2005

This forum was held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Conference Center in Washington, DC, July 11-12, 2005. The forum was co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Environmental Law Institute and was designed to bring together experts in wetland mitigation banking with those in the water quality trading community to facilitate a dialogue on stimulating future markets in water quality trading. A full report of the meeting, as well as audio transcripts and downloadable presentations are available through the Environmental Law Institute. Exit EPA Disclaimer

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National Forum on Water Quality Trading

Chicago, IL
July 22-23, 2003

The first National Trading Conference occurred in Chicago, IL on July 22 and 23, 2003. The Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators, the Water Environment Federation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service helped cosponsor the Forum with EPA. View the 2003 Conference Web site for more information as well as presentations that were given during the Conference.

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