Speaker Biography: Mark S. Kieser, Senior Scientist, Kieser & Associates, LLC

May 14, 2010
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Mark Kieser has over 25 years of consulting experience in addition to three years of academic research on water resource issues in the U.S. Great Lakes.  He has been active in water quality trading program and policy development since 1995 and leads a variety of market-based incentive programs in North America.  He is currently the technical co-lead with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop a multi-state, regional trading program in the U.S. for the 518,000 km2 Ohio River Basin. This will be the largest program of its kind in the world.  He has advised Japan, Sweden and Canada on the development of similar large-scale trading programs.  Since 2001, Mr. Kieser has been serving as the Acting Chair of the Environmental Trading Network, a non-profit clearinghouse for water quality trading program information. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Wittenberg University and a similar Master’s Degree from Michigan Technological University.

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