Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook, Can Water Quality Trading Advance Your Watershed's Goals?

The Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook was developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency to help states and regulated communities evaluate if water quality trading could be useful to lower costs of meeting Total Maximum Daily Loads in their watershed. The steps include looking at pollutant suitability, financial attractiveness, potential market infrastructure and stakeholder readiness. Each step includes several insightful tasks to understand if the supply and demand are potentially available to develop an active water quality trading market.