Environmental Economics

Economic Research and Policy Concerning Water Use and Management, Proceedings of the Third Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series

The purpose of the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series is to hold in-depth workshops on timely topics that will further the use of economics as a tool for environmental decision making. Both NSF/EPA grant recipients and researchers (from EPA, fellow Federal agencies, academia, and others) will be invited to attend and discuss their on-going research. Topics are chosen based on relevance to current EPA issues and, more broadly, to issues of concern to the environmental economics community. These topics include exploration of innovations in economic research methods as well as how research will further environmental policy making and future environmental economic studies.
This report represents the proceedings of the third workshop of this series. This two-day workshop was dedicated to exploring issues surrounding water use and watershed management. The first session concerned a specific case study of the Snake River economic study currently underway by the Army Corps of Engineers and several other participating Federal agencies. The next three sessions-"Integrating Economic and Physical Models in Water and Watershed Research," "Methods for Measuring Stakeholder Values of Water Quality and Watershed Protection," and "Applications of Stakeholder Valuation Techniques for Water and Watersheds"-considered economic methods and research areas employed by researchers who are more generally studying water use and/or watershed management.
The Workshop included the following papers (please scroll down for link to download proceedings):

    Introductory Remarks by Chuck Clarke, Administrator, US EPA Region 10 – Summarization.
    Introductory Remarks by Bill O'Neil, US EPA Office of Economy and the Environment – Summarization.

    Session I: A Case Study of Watershed Management: The Snake River Watershed
      Presentation by Dennis Wagner, US Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, and Chair, Drawdown Regional Economics Workgroup – Summarization.
      Presentation by Audrey Perino, Bonneville Power Administration – Summarization.
      Presentation by Phil Benge, US Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District – Summarization.
      Presentation by Gary Ellis, US Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District – Summarization.
      Presentation by Phil Meyer, Meyer Resources, Inc. – Summarization.
    Session 2: Integrating Economic and Physical Models in Water and Watershed Research
      Adoption of Soil and Water Protection Practices Among Land Owner-Operators in Three Midwest Watersheds, by Ted L. Napier and Mark Tucker, The Ohio State University.
      A National Water Pollution Control Assessment Model (NWPCAM), by Timothy Bondelid, Research Triangle Institute; Charles Griffiths, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment; and George Van Houtven, Research Triangle Institute.
      Water Marketing & Instream Flow Enhancement in the Yakima River Basin, by Tracey Yerxa, US Bureau of Reclamation.
      Discussion of Napier and Tucker, and Bondelid, Griffiths and Van Houtven papers. By Scott Farrow, Carnegie Mellon University.
      Discussion of Yerxa paper. By Bill O’Neil, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment.
      Question and Answer Session.
    Session 3: Methods for Measuring Stakeholder Values of Water Quality and Watershed Protection
      Measuring the Total Economic Value of Restoring Ecosystem Service in an Impaired River Basin: Results from a Contingent Valuation Method Survey, by John Loomis, Paula Kent, Liz Strange, Alan Covich, and Kurt Fausch, Colorado State University.
      Numbers, Values, and Decisions: Using Constructed Preference Approaches to Value Watershed Management Policies, by Robing Gregory, Decision Research.
      Alternatives to Traditional CVM in Environmental Valuation: Applied Research Challenges, by Trina Wellman, Battelle Seattle Research Center; and Robin Gregory, Decision Research.
      Discussion of Loomis paper. By Linda Fernandez, University of California, Santa Barbara.
      Discussion of Gregory papers. By Patricia Koss, Portland State University.
      Question and Answer Session.
    Session 4: Applications of Stakeholder Valuation Techniques for Water and Watersheds
      A Protocol for the Elicitation of Stakeholders’ Concerns and Preferences for Incorporation into Policy Dialogue, Will Focht, Todd DeShong, John Wood, and Katera Whitaker, Oklahoma State University.
      Are Bureaucrats and Scientists Members of Advocacy Coalitions? Evidence from an Intergovernmental Water Policy Subsystem, Paul Sabatier and Matthew Zafonte, University of California, Davis.
      Economic and Environmental Tradeoffs at the Watershed Scale: Costs of Stream Temperature Reductions, Sian Mooney, Montana State University—Bozeman, and Ludwig M. Eisgruber, Oregon State University.
      Discussion of Focht, et al and Sabatier and Zafonte papers. By John Tanaka, Oregon State University.
      Discussion of Mooney and Eisgruber paper. By Charles Griffiths, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment.
      Question and Answer Session.
    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    8. Other Analyses and Reports
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Revealed Preference
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    Authors:
    Hsu, Shi-Ling
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    Seattle
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Report Series:
    Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop
    Inventory Record #: EE-0423
    List of all reports in the Series:
    1) Stated Preference: What Do We Know? Where Do We Go?
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    3) Economic Analysis and Land Use Policy, Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series
    4) Community Based Environmental Decision Making, Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series
    5) Valuing Health for Environmental Policy with Special Emphasis on Children's Health Protection, Proceedings of the Second Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series
    6) Valuing and Managing Ecosystems: Economic Research Sponsored by NSF/EPA, Proceedings of the first Workshop in the Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Environmental Law InstituteAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance

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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    07/01/1999
    Number of Pages:
    255
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    CR822795-01
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