Development and evaluation of alternative water quality pollution management/trading programs at the watershed level CALS Impact Statement uri icon

abstract

  • This project focuses on designing and evaluating opportunities for point source-to- point source water quality pollution trading to meet a watershed-level defined total maximum daily load (TMDL) for phosphorus. We use the non-tidal Passaic River Watershed as a case study to investigate the magnitudes of the potential costs savings from a phosphorus trading program amongst the 22 major waste water treatment plants in the area.