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In It Together: A How-To Reference for Building Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs

In It Together (Parts 1, 2, & 3) are Trading References that outline a framework that has evolved identifying what steps can be taken in order to build a water quality trading program for a local watershed. These steps include: 1) evaluating the feasibility of a program, 2) convening the right group of stakeholders, 3) designing the program itself, 4) securing some form of program approval from regulatory agencies, 5) implementing the program, and 6) setting up an adaptive management approach that will allow for improvements and fine-tuning along the way.