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Finding the Keys to a Successful Water Quality Trading Program

From Ohio to the Chespeake
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Grass waterways improve soil and water conservation
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What can be learned from one of the most successful water quality trading program to date? Do auctions result in cost effective changes? How do the institutional arrangements affect farmer participation and program results? Dr. David Newburn at the University of Maryland takes a look at Ohio’s Great Miami Trading Program to get answers and draw implications for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Read more about it in From Ohio to the Chesapeake, Volume 2, Issue 1, of the Research Briefs of AREC's Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy.

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