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11th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC)

September 7-9, 2014

Washington, D.C.

The 11th Annual Meeting of the International Water and Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) will take place at the World Bank Main Complex in Washington, DC on September 7-9, 2014.

Since the early 1990s, IWREC has served as a platform for water economists to promote economic work on water resources, exchange 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.

The theme of 11th Annual Meeting will be “Efficiency and Water Conservation: Methodologies and Case Studies.” The topics will include:

  • Water and economic growth
  • Residential water efficiency and conservation
  • Integration of water for energy and energy for water
  • Agricultural water productivity versus efficiency and conservation
  • Water reuse and recycling
  • Climate change and efficiency of water supply and use

The meeting will begin with a reception in the evening of September 7, 2014, and span over two days with 6-7 sessions and 1-2 panel discussions on September 8-9, 2014. One of the sessions will be dedicated to papers reflecting the work of Dr. Robert A. Young, professor emeritus of Colorado State University, who passed away recently.

For more information, please contact: IWREC2014@worldbank.org

The 11th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) will be hosted by the World Bank in Washington, DC on September 7-9, 2014. The overall theme of the meeting will be “Efficiency and Water Conservation: Methodologies and Case Studies.”

Submissions of papers are now being accepted on the following topics: 

  • Water and economic growth
  • Residential water efficiency and conservation
  • Integration of water for energy and energy for water
  • Agricultural water productivity versus efficiency and conservation
  • Water reuse and recycling
  • Climate change and efficiency of water supply and use

Within these topics, papers with a focus on water pricing, the environment, health, and/or poverty linkages are encouraged. The papers should be policy-oriented and analytically rigorous.  

The Annual Meeting will begin with a reception in the evening of September 7, 2014, and span over two full days with 6-7 sessions and 1-2 panel discussions on September 8-9, 2014. One of the sessions will be dedicated to papers reflecting the work of Dr. Robert A. Young, professor emeritus of Colorado State University, who passed away recently. 

Schedule

            February 28, 2014: Papers due
            March 31, 2014: Decision sent to authors (accept, revise and resubmit, reject)
            April 30, 2011: Final papers due
            May 31, 2014: Final decision on papers 

Please submit papers to IWREC2014@worldbank.org.  Papers should be no longer than twelve text pages (not including reference list, tables, and graphics).  All text should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1.5 line-spacing and 1” margins on all sides. The Organizing Committee will consider only papers submitted by members of IWREC. To become an IWREC member, please send a request by email to adinar@ucr.edu with “Joining IWREC” in the subject line. There is no IWREC membership fee.

The Organizing Committee is considering publication plans for a special journal issue and/or an edited book. 

Further Information

For more information on IWREC, visit http://wspc.ucr.edu/iwrec/home.html

Members of the Organizing Committee for the 11th Annual Meeting:
Susanne Scheierling, Senior Irrigation Water Economist, Water Unit, World Bank (Coordinator)
Diego Rodriguez, Senior Economist, Water Unit, World Bank
Michael Toman, Research Manager, Development Research Group, Energy and Environment, World Bank
Shiva Makki, Senior Economist, Development Research Group, Research Support, World Bank
Dina Umali-Deininger, Sector Manager, Agriculture and Rural Development, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
Mona Sur, Lead Agriculture Economist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
Yusuke Kuwayama, Fellow, Resources for the Future
Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Ariel Dinar, Professor and Director, Water Science and Policy Center, University of California, Riverside(IWREC Coordinator)

With Support from:
Kimberly Lyon, Operations Analyst, Water Unit, World Bank
Elisabeth Decker, Consultant, Water Unit, World Bank
Svetlana Valieva, Operations Analyst, Water Unit, World Bank