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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Autumn 2013 SENR Seminar Series

Aug 29, 2013, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


The SENR Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Richard Moore, Executive Director, OSU Environmental Sciences Network; Associate Director of Academics, OSU Office of Energy and the Environment; and Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, who will present Water Quality Trading: An Analysis and Comparison of Programs in Ohio.

Water quality trading started in 2003 by a new rule in the USEPA. Ohio has been a leader in creating several new programs organized differently that benefit different groups of stakeholders both from the perspective of buyers and sellers of credit.  The Alpine Nutrient Trading Program started in 2007 and continuing to date was Ohio's first truly functioning water quality trading program. It is based on local county control, multiple criteria that include ecological criteria as well as price for selecting bids and serves small-scale factories and waste water treatment plants and small-scale farmers. In 2012 it evolved into the Muskingum Water Quality Trading Program that includes 21 counties in SE Ohio.The presentation will focus on a comparison of the different trading programs in Ohio and an analysis of their social and ecological differences

The SENR Seminar begins at 4:10 p.m in 103 Kottman Hall with a video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus.