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COST-EFFECTIVE TMDL DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and Emerging TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Proceedings of the Third Conference 5-9 March 2005 (Atlanta, Georgia USA) Publication Date 5 March 2005 701P0105.(doi:10.13031/2013.18064)
Authors: E. Osei and K. Keplinger
Keywords: Trading, nonpoint sources, point sources, pollution, TMDL, cost effectiveness, equity, risk, uncertainty
As more agricultural watersheds across the country are brought into the TMDL process, issues of
economic efficiency, equity, and uncertainty continue to impede TMDL development,
implementation, and performance. In particular, financial implications of various implementation
options are often left unaddressed while attention is focussed primarily on the water quality
impacts of those options. Employing basic economic analyses, however, can result in costeffective
TMDL implementations that also address the concerns of all parties.