Eco-compensation vs. Pollution Compensation: US Transboundary Watershed Management—Experiences and Lessons

Event: 6th International Conference on Eco-Compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services

Eco-compensation vs. Pollution Compensation: US Transboundary Watershed Management—Experiences and Lessons

08 December 2017
Author / Speaker: 
Hu Tao, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF US)
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Who pays, who benefits, how much, and how—these are among the questions tackled in the presentation to better differentiate eco-compensation from pollution compensation, particularly in the context of watershed management. The experiences and lessons of the United States in transboundary watershed management are shared. Among the issues covered relate to the clear definition of watershed property rights, the high transaction costs between upstream and downstream, and the effect of watershed water quality management.

Geographical Focus: 
Regional - North America
China, People's Republic of
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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