Join us TODAY!! Come to the Tufts Medford Campus and find us in Cabot Hall, the ASEAN Auditorium from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM for a series of talks featuring experts in both water quality and quantity markets. These speakers have been involved in markets in many locales in the U.S. as well as international water markets. We will start the day with an interactive demonstration of how markets work, and from there delve into opportunities and challenges facing water markets today.
|Water markets have potential: potential for uniting urban and rural stakeholders in environmental stewardship, potential for inspiring public-private partnerships, and potential for flexible solutions to a variety of regional water-based issues. As of 2013, there were 98 water markets in the U.S. In certain watersheds and regions, water markets have been a smashing success, mitigating nutrient pollution, preserving habitat, and maintaining sufficient flow. By some accounts, however, water markets have yet to reach their full potential, suffering from thin supply or demand, facing regulatory uncertainty, and lacking a driving force.|
Poster Session – Request for Abstracts! DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, April 14th
Tufts students of all degree programs and levels are encouraged to submit abstracts for the poster session. The lunchtime poster session will feature excellent water-related research including, but not limited to, water-market research. Judges will assess the research and professional poster designs, and cash prizes will be awarded! Submit your research abstract here!
|9:00 – 9:25||Attendee Sign in & Breakfast|
|9:30 – 9:40||Opening Remarks|
|9:40 – 12:10||Water Quantity Trading|
|Richael Young, Mammoth Trading –Introduction to Water Markets|
|Marshall Moutenot, UpStream – Measuring Reliability in Water Markets|
|Bill Ginn, TNC – Environmental Benefits of Water Markets|
|Q & A, moderated by Sean Cash|
|12:05 – 1:00||Lunch and Poster Session|
|1:00 – 3:25||Water Quality Trading|
|Chris Hartley, USDA – Introduction to Water Quality Markets|
|Jimmy Daukas, American Farmland Trust – Farmers and Nutrient Markets|
|Erin Perry, Cape Cod Commission – Cape Cod Commission’s Three Bays Project|
|Q & A, moderated by Scott Horsley|
|3:25 – 3:45||Snack and Coffee Break|
|3:45 – 4:30||Keynote Address from Ellen Gilinsky, Former Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water at the United States EPA
|4:30 – 4:40||Concluding Remarks and Announcement of Poster Awards|
|4:40 – 5:30||Reception|
WSSS Symposium Background
Graduate students in the graduate interdisciplinary certificate program, Water: Systems, Science, and Society, organize and execute an annual professional symposium about a timely interdisciplinary water topic. The symposium is traditionally organized and executed under the leadership of students in their second year of the program.
The annual symposium has been an integral part of the WSSS program since 2010. Each symposium since has featured a specific aspect of water issues in the world as a theme, around which speakers and presenters organize their materials.
Students that do research projects as part of the Research Track of the program present their research at the symposium. In addition, the symposium features speakers and presenters from public, private, and non-governmental sectors, as well as panel discussions and networking opportunities.
We’d like to thank our generous sponsors!
Watershed Level Sponsors ($1000 or greater):
Tributary Level Sponsors ($500-999)
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