Feasibility of point-nonpoint source trading for managing agricultural pollutant loadings to coastal waters

S. R. Crutchfield, David Letson, A. S. Malik

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Abstract

A recent focus of water quality policy discussions in the US has been the trading of pollution abatement between point and nonpoint sources. Point-nonpoint trading would allow point sources to sponsor nonpoint source controls rather than install further controls of their own. If nonpoint source loadings are significant and the marginal costs of their control are lower than for additional point source controls, water quality goals could be met at lower cost with trading. We isolate difficulties particular to incentive policies such as point-nonpoint trading and then screen coastal watersheds for those satisfying conditions that play a major role in determining whether trading can improve water quality. We follow the recent Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization amendments in emphasizing agriculture, the single largest cause of nonpoint source pollution. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Resources Research
Pages2825-2836
Number of pages12
Volume30
Edition10
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Aquatic Science
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology

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Crutchfield, S. R., Letson, D., & Malik, A. S. (1994). Feasibility of point-nonpoint source trading for managing agricultural pollutant loadings to coastal waters. In Water Resources Research (10 ed., Vol. 30, pp. 2825-2836)

Feasibility of point-nonpoint source trading for managing agricultural pollutant loadings to coastal waters. / Crutchfield, S. R.; Letson, David; Malik, A. S.

Water Resources Research. Vol. 30 10. ed. 1994. p. 2825-2836.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Crutchfield, SR, Letson, D & Malik, AS 1994, Feasibility of point-nonpoint source trading for managing agricultural pollutant loadings to coastal waters. in Water Resources Research. 10 edn, vol. 30, pp. 2825-2836.
Crutchfield SR, Letson D, Malik AS. Feasibility of point-nonpoint source trading for managing agricultural pollutant loadings to coastal waters. In Water Resources Research. 10 ed. Vol. 30. 1994. p. 2825-2836
Crutchfield, S. R. ; Letson, David ; Malik, A. S. / Feasibility of point-nonpoint source trading for managing agricultural pollutant loadings to coastal waters. Water Resources Research. Vol. 30 10. ed. 1994. pp. 2825-2836
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