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Market-based approach to resource conservation

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Similar to carbon trading, markets are emerging where water quality credits are being traded. In these markets, point sources such as wastewater treatment plants are trading water quality credits for nutrient reduction (nitrogen, phosphorus, temperature, etc.) with other point sources or non-point sources to meet their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements. These permits restrict the amount of nutrients (pollutants) the plants can discharge from their facilities to the local water bodies.

Water quality trading leads to a mutually beneficial situation for all involved in the process. It provides an economic incentive for the agricultural sector as well as contributes to cleaner rivers and streams. Treatment plants utilize a full suite of measures to meet their regulatory requirement. Purchasing water quality credits allows industries more flexibility in investment in new technologies; the producers get rewarded for their efforts, and the environment benefits in multiple facets including water quality, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. This emerging field supported by several federal and state agencies around the nation where we (the soil and water conservation specialists) can make significant contributions. This paper reviews the approaches to water quality trading, its current status of implementation around the nation, and different tools (including the Nitrogen Trading Tool (NTT) being developed by the USDA/ NRCS) to facilitate in this process.
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Lal, Harbans. "Market-based approach to resource conservation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY, TBA, Tucson, Arizona, Jul 26, 2008 <Not Available>. 2013-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p235509_index.html>

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Lal, H. , 2008-07-26 "Market-based approach to resource conservation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY, TBA, Tucson, Arizona <Not Available>. 2013-12-14 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p235509_index.html

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Abstract: Similar to carbon trading, markets are emerging where water quality credits are being traded. In these markets, point sources such as wastewater treatment plants are trading water quality credits for nutrient reduction (nitrogen, phosphorus, temperature, etc.) with other point sources or non-point sources to meet their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements. These permits restrict the amount of nutrients (pollutants) the plants can discharge from their facilities to the local water bodies.

Water quality trading leads to a mutually beneficial situation for all involved in the process. It provides an economic incentive for the agricultural sector as well as contributes to cleaner rivers and streams. Treatment plants utilize a full suite of measures to meet their regulatory requirement. Purchasing water quality credits allows industries more flexibility in investment in new technologies; the producers get rewarded for their efforts, and the environment benefits in multiple facets including water quality, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. This emerging field supported by several federal and state agencies around the nation where we (the soil and water conservation specialists) can make significant contributions. This paper reviews the approaches to water quality trading, its current status of implementation around the nation, and different tools (including the Nitrogen Trading Tool (NTT) being developed by the USDA/ NRCS) to facilitate in this process.

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