Tuesday April 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT **Registration (8:00 - 8:30 AM) 

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Social Reform (hosted by Troutman Sanders) 
401 9th St NW 
Corner of 9th and D St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Hope Hurley 
U.S. Water Alliance 
(202) 223-2299 







The Northwest Experience with Water Quality Trading for Compliance

A discussion hosted by the U.S. Water Alliance Business Advisory Council

This discussion will highlight efforts to use watershed restoration actions to help meet new restrictions in water permits throughout the U.S. The presentations will cover water quality trading programs---analysis, design and implementation---in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the legal challenges to solving what the Clean Water Act was meant to solve. The case studies and examples will provide policy makers with background to make informed decisions on quantified restoration actions and credit trading for compliance.

  • Quantified Conservation and Temperature Credits to Meet Thermal Load Limits in Oregon:
    Alex Johnson, The Freshwater Trust
  • Community-based Water Quality Trading: A Collective Impact A Decade of Full-scale Water Quality Trading: Bruce Roll,  Clean Water Services 
  • Watershed  Scale Restoration and Credit Cycle Management: 
    David Primozich, The Freshwater Trust and Ralph Myers/Jim Tucker, Idaho Power Company
  • Risk Management: Legal & Policy Review of the Water Quality Trading Landscape in Pacific Northwest and Nationwide:  Joe Furia, The Freshwater Trust and Brooks Smith, Troutman Sanders 

Benjamin Grumbles, President, U.S. Water Alliance
Brent Fewell, Chair, Business Advisory Council, U.S. Water Alliance

Audience: Invited guests from the U.S. Water Alliance, Environmental Protection Agency, USDA, American Farm Bureau, American Farmland Trust, industry leaders, and elected members and staff interested in innovations around water quality improvements in America