Background: The History and Status of Wetland Mitigation Banking and Water Quality Trading

This presentation was delivered by two of the United States Protection Agency's senior policy makers at the National Forum on Synergies Between Water Quality Trading and Wetland Mitigation Banking in July 2005. It gives the major elements of both wetland mitigation banking and water quality trading in the United States. Through timelines and data it gives an orientation to some the evolution of these two market mechanisms as potentially useful policy tools.