Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives

Cost-Benefit Analysis San Diego Region Bacteria TMDLs

Pathogens can threaten the health of those who recreate along the coastline and creeks of San Diego and Orange Counties. With partner ECONorthwest, Environmental Incentives conducted a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to evaluate various scenarios to limit the bacteria entering the region’s coastal ecosystems, set forth by the 2010 Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load. The CBA quantifies total benefits and cost-effectiveness of each scenario, helping to inform decision makers as they consider changes to TMDL implementation that could lead to greater benefits at a lower overall cost.

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