IAM for water quality workshop to be held April 3-5, call for papers open

David Keiser, assistant professor of economics at Iowa State University, Cathy Kling, professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell, and Daniel Phaneuf, professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin, announce a call for papers for a workshop on the social cost of water pollution. The workshop will be held at the Cornell University David R. Atkinson Center in Ithaca, NY, April 3-5, 2019.

The objective of the workshop is to coordinate and encourage research and policy discussion of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) for water quality, and to push forward understanding of the benefits and costs of water quality improvements.

The workshop is part of an ongoing effort to establish a strong interdisciplinary research and policy community to improve understanding of how changes in water quality affect society. The ultimate goal is providing regional and temporal estimates of the social cost of water pollution.

The call for papers can be found at http://bit.ly/2nBAZxf.

The workshop will feature keynote talks from top experts in the following areas:

  • Jeff Arnold, USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Steve Carpenter, UW-Madison Center for Limnology and Department of Integrative Biology
  • Sheila Olmstead, University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs

Authors/teams can contribute papers to the workshop, which will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of Land Economics. Example themes of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Hydrological and biological measuring/modeling for supporting IAMs for water quality.
  • Research on nonmarket valuation needed for water quality integrated assessment.
  • Understanding the role of spatial and temporal dynamics in the context of water quality IAMs.
  • Broader social and ecological science concepts related to IAMs.
  • Applications of integrated assessment for water quality.

One page abstracts should be sent to Dan Phaneuf (dphaneuf@wisc.edu) by October 12, 2018, with full manuscripts deposited two weeks before the workshop.

(Released August 2018)