Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives


Pioneering innovative solutions for water quality and urban stormwater management

Our Approach

Stormwater is quickly becoming the biggest source of water pollution in many watersheds in North America, with associated high costs to manage. Meanwhile, demand for freshwater supply for drinking and agricultural use is increasing due to climate change and a growing population. Municipal and watershed program managers, along with regulators, must find ways to cost-effectively achieve water quality targets while allowing beneficial development to occur.  Environmental Incentives’ performance-driven approach enables stakeholders to maximize the impact of their stormwater budget; using clearly defined targets, frameworks to monitor and track progress, and incentives that motivate behavior change towards the most effective actions.

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Water Quality Crediting Programs

We implement turnkey water quality crediting programs that inspire stakeholders to restore water bodies while allowing flexibility to select the most cost-effective strategies. These performance-driven programs, which have been implemented throughout the western US, define performance metrics that link project benefits to regional watershed goals to clearly measure and assess impact.

Municipal Stormwater Financing

We help urban stormwater programs unlock new funding sources to achieve better environmental outcomes and streamline costs. Working directly with municiple stormwater managers to analyze budgets and costs, we can pinpoint opportunities to diversify funding sources, establish public-private partnerships, and manage risk in a way that makes green infrastructure projects a reality.

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Compliance Solutions

We streamline compliance approaches to make water quality goals a reality. With flexibility in approach, stakeholder needs can be met by achieving permit requirements while decreasing the cost of compliance.

Featured Projects

Lake Clarity Crediting Program For Lake Tahoe

The Lake Clarity Crediting Program For Lake Tahoe, formally adopted in 2011, measures the total amount of key pollutants entering the lake from urban stormwater and sets load reduction targets... Read more

Lake Tahoe TMDL Management System

The TMDL Management System is a coordinated set of procedures that enable effective and transparent adaptive management of Lake Tahoe TMDL implementation.... Read more

Mokelumne Watershed Environmental Benefits Program

The Mokelumne Environmental Benefits Program is an innovative, collaborative and voluntary effort to protect and restore nature’s benefits, support local economies, and sustain rural... Read more

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Chad Praul
Partner, Water Practice Lead

Jeremy Sokulsky

Evan Branosky
Senior Associate