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Water quality trading programs: A comparison between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres


  • Greenhalgh, Suzie
  • Selman, Mindy


Water quality trading is continually being explored and implemented to improve water quality in many parts of the world. They are being used to cost-effectively reduce point and/or non-point source obligations to meet water quality goals such as nutrient discharge limits. A comparison between evolving trading programs in New Zealand and some in North America illustrate a number of differences as well as similarities in terms of the successes and hurdles. These can be used to better design more effective programs.

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  • Greenhalgh, Suzie & Selman, Mindy, 2008. "Water quality trading programs: A comparison between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres," 2008 Conference (52nd), February 5-8, 2008, Canberra, Australia 6028, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aare08:6028
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.6028

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    1. Galik, Christopher S. & Olander, Lydia P., 2018. "Facilitating markets and mitigation: A systematic review of early-action incentives in the U.S," Land Use Policy, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 1-11.
    2. Hugh McDonald & Suzi Kerr, 2011. "Trading Efficiency in Water Quality Trading Markets: An Assessment of Trade-Offs," Working Papers 11_15, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
    3. Greenhalgh, Suzie, 2008. "Bundled Ecosystem Markets – Are They The Future?," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6166, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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