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Water quality trading likely to grow

Posted on 27 March 2009

From Environmental-finance.com: Growing problems over water quality means more trading programmes are likely to be introduced, according to a study from the World Resources Institute. But, to be effective, they must have strong drivers to create demand for credits.

Trading programmes work alongside water quality regulations to improve water quality, providing flexibility in how regulations are met and potentially lowering the cost of compliance. They are most commonly employed to control the flow of nutrients into watersheds, for example from waste treatment works or agricultural land, since an excess of nutrients degrades water quality…..Full Article: Source


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