This past June, ACWA held a Water Quality Trading Workshop in Washington, DC. The workshop was a venue for face-to-face information sharing between the states with various levels of involvement in water quality trading, including states with robust programs, states in the process of starting programs, and states looking to learn more about trading. The goal of the workshop was to establish open lines of communication between practitioners nationwide.
To continue these efforts, ACWA reached out to its members as well as multiple organizations requesting case studies on water quality trading programs. Contributors were asked to describe their programs and answer a series of questions including,
- What were the drivers for starting a water quality trading program?
- What was the process to get the program created and running?
- Who were the players in the process?
- What is the public reception of your program?
- What do you hope to achieve with the program?
- What challenges did you face in development and implementation of your program?
We also asked that if a state or organization used or is using The Water Quality Trading Toolkit to describe their work with it as well.
ACWA will post case studies as they are received. If you would like to contribute, please reach out to Mark Patrick McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org.