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Reprinted from Water & Waste Digest
Fri, 2015-11-06

 EPA workshop explores expansion of water markets to accelerate watershed restoration

As Eleanor Roosevelt once quipped, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” This article by design will cover the spectrum of small- to big-mindedness, with the singular goal of advancing the ball on environmental restoration. But let me start with the former. In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a three-day national workshop on water quality trading markets. It was a splendid event with more than 200 attendees convening in beautiful Lincoln, Neb., to explore the expansion of water markets to accelerate the restoration of watersheds plagued by serious water pollution problems.   Read More.