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Watershed Analysis and Cost Estimate

New Water Quality Trading Tools for Municipalities

Compliance Grade Credits

Compliance Grade Credits Not Grant Programs Traditional Restoration Steps Compliance-Grade Credit Generation Steps Look for interested landowners Recruit the right project site to achieve the outcome Fundraising Financing Negotiate 20+ year contract with landowner Collect baseline data Project design (usually dictated by budget) Project design to RIGOROUS STANDARD comp;lete uplift calculations Implement Implement Verification that implementation meets standards Certification that credits meet accounting protocols Credit registration Monitoring and maintenance (Years 1 – 3) Monitoring and maintenance (Years 1 – 3) Monitoring and maintenance (Years 4 – 20) Annual payments to landowners (20+ years) www.thefreshwatertrust.org ÆÆ Turn-Key

Three Keys for Non-Point to Work For non-point actions to be viable as a compliance alternative... Clear authority And SUPPORT: Drivers ÆÆ Regulators need to understand and encourage it Clear Path: Standards ÆÆ Standards to guide project quality and measure benefits CLEAR RISK: Turn-Key ÆÆ Third-parties willing to develop and assure delivery of compliance-grade credits with secure, turn-key projects www.thefreshwatertrust.org

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