A Review of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) To Target U.S. Farm Conservation Fundsby Michelle Perez and Sara Walker - January 2014
This paper, first of a 3-part series, provides an assessment of the USDA’s Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI), a promising new approach to achieving cleaner water in agriculturally dominated watersheds in the...
by John Talberth, Cy Jones, Michelle Perez, Mindy Selman and Evan Branosky - August 2010
This working paper evaluates the opportunities for Pennsylvania farms to sell nutrient credits in a proposed nutrient trading program in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
by John Talberth, Cy Jones, Michelle Perez, Mindy Selman and Evan Branosky - June 2010
This working paper evaluates the opportunities for Maryland farms to sell nutrient credits in a proposed nutrient trading program in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
by Mindy Selman and Suzie Greenhalgh - September 2009
This policy note provides an overview of the range of actions, policies, and institutions around the globe that address nutrient pollution and eutrophication.
by Mindy Selman and Suzie Greenhalgh - June 2009
This policy note provides a snapshot of the sources of nutrient pollution and the corresponding socioeconomic drivers that are increasing nutrient levels in our waterways.
Paying for Environmental Performance: Potential Cost Savings Using a Reverse Auction in Program Signupby Mindy Selman, Jenny Guiling, Suzie Greenhaigh and Michael Taylor - July 2008
A Global Assessment of the State of Knowledgeby Mindy Selman, Zachary Sugg, Suzie Greenhalgh and Robert Diaz - March 2008
Eutrophication---the overenrichment of water by nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus---has emerged as a leading water quality problem. This report identifies over 415 areas worldwide that are experiencing eutrophication symptoms, and there are significant information gaps in many regions.
Paying for Environmental Performance: Estimating the Environmental Outcomes of Agricultural Best Management Practicesby Jenny Guiling and Jonathan St. John - May 2007
How can the estimation of environmental outcomes be used to effectively allocate conservation funding, and what additional steps are needed to improve this process?
by Mindy Selman, Jenny Guiling, Jonathan St. John and Suzie Greenhalgh - January 2007
Explains how reverse auctions can be used as a cost-effective method for allocating funding in US Farm Bill Conservation Programs.