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GLIN==> Chicago Watershed-Based Trading Conference May 18-19



Fox-Wolf Basin 2000 and several partners from the Great Lakes Trading
Network will be participating in a May 18-19 conference on watershed-based
trading. The conference will address several key questions that face those
interested in this innovative tool for cost-effective water quality
improvements, including, we hope, some of the ones that you've been having.
For full details on the conference, go to
http://www.deq.state.mi.us/swq/trading/conference.htm.
Perhaps the synopsis below will help you decide how valuable the conference
might be for you:

Markets for the New Millennium - How Can Water Quality Trading Work for You?
Water quality trading is a market-based watershed approach to improving
water quality.  Trading has been shown to provide environmental and economic
benefits greater than those achieved by existing regulations.  A number of
successful projects and programs have demonstrated how trading can be
applied to achieve the goals of the federal Clean Water Act and implement
state water pollution control programs.  Clear legal authority,
environmental drivers and well-designed programs are necessary for trading
to occur.  How can trading be used to achieve reductions under a TMDL?  Can
trading be used to improve water quality pending the development of a TMDL?
Can trading be applied to control urban stormwater runoff?  What is
necessary for states to develop and implement programs that are designed to
meet local water quality standards?  What is necessary for trading to occur
in an environmentally sound manner?  How does one go about the process of
developing a trading program? These and other questions will be addressed at
the conference.

If you would like to register for the conference, please fill out the online
registration form and follow the directions there:
http://www.deq.state.mi.us/swq/trading/Registration.htm.
We hope you can join us, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,

Jim Pinkham
Communications Director
Fox-Wolf Basin 2000
Box 1861
Appleton, WI 54912-1861
jpinkham@athenet.net
(920) 738-7025 (voice)
(920) 738-7037 (FAX)



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