International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) 10th Annual Meeting

Water economics Published: Dec 01, 2012

Convened by: International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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The International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) is the premiere global platform for water economists to share and debate new research on water economics. In 2012, SIWI was proud to host the 10th Annual Meeting where the audience could learn from leading experts on the use of economics in water management and decision making.

The event featured a Chief Economists Panel debate, a keynote speech and presentations from leading experts in the application of economic analysis in water management and decision making. Papers on the topics of economics of irrigated and/or rainfed agriculture, economics of institutional design to manage hydrological variability, and economics of transboundary water management were discussed.

The panellists of the Chief Economists Panel presented their insights on where economic analyses is contributing to the design of smarter water policy and what advancements are needed to better support decision-makers in the future. They identified the key constraints that impede the use of sound economics to guide water management and debated how best to overcome them.

The IWREC 10th Annual Meeting was held on 28-29 August 2012. It was integrated into the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm, which took place at the Stockholm International Fairs during 26-31 August 2012.

A number of the article contributions to the conference were published in the first edition of the Elsevier journal Water Resources and Economics.

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About the International Water Resource Economics Consortium

The International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) was established in the early 1990's with the goal of forming a platform for water economists that would promote economic work on water resources, exchange of information and research findings, initiate joint research, disseminate individual and joint work, and create a core of experienced teachers that may provide support for training and short courses, both at the academic and policy levels. Read more.

Download the IWREC - 10th Annual Meeting Programme, 28-29 August 2012, here!