Mindy Selman a senior associate in the People and Ecosystems Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI). Her current research covers a variety of issues including U.S. water quality trading, eutrophication, and agricultural policy. She is working on the use of nutrient trading and other performance-based mechanisms for improving water quality in the U.S. As part of this work she is managing NutrientNet, WRI’s online water quality trading tool that is being adopted by several water quality trading programs across the country, most notably in the Chesapeake Bay. Recently, Ms. Selman has begun a project that will create a unified multi-state NutrientNet platform that will link the Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia trading programs. In other research she is evaluating the global extent of eutrophication and the actions and policies that are necessary to mitigate the impacts of nutrient pollution in our coastal waters.
Before joining WRI, Mindy completed her MS in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland; she holds her undergraduate degree in International Relations from Mary Washington College.