Water Quality Trading

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To kick of 2014, Becca Madsen, Project Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), will give us a background and provide case studies on water quality trading – a market-based approach that has the potential to achieve water quality permit compliance at lower overall cost compared to standard “end of pipe” control technologies.
Becca Madsen is a Project Manager at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where she develops tools and analysis related to corporate sustainability, endangered species, ecosystem services, and water quality trading. Ms. Madsen has a decade of experience as an environmental analyst within government, non-profit, and private sectors. Past work projects have included a decision-support tool for corporate consideration of ecosystem services; feasibility analyses for private sector environmental restoration projects; and research that contributed to the State of Maryland’s 2008 water quality trading policy. She has written two global State of Biodiversity Markets reports, and a chapter in a forthcoming book on pre-compliance endangered species mitigation. Ms. Madsen was a Peace Corps volunteer, a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, an Enviropreneur Fellow, and a Presidential Management Fellow with the US Forest Service.
Ms. Madsen earned a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
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