Project Title & Description
Electric Power Research Institute Inc.
This project is to design a regional Water Quality Trading (WQT) program for the entire Ohio River Basin that will address the growing need for and value of this watershed-based tool. The program design will also use evaluation tools to examine data gaps and evaluate additional approaches to collect information to fill those gaps. Water quality trading, once implemented will focus on phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment impairments from the local setting to far-field impacts associated with Gulf of Mexico hypoxia. This success of the program will be evaluated by how the pollutant reductions are accelerated, measured and tracked.