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Last update: July 20, 2022


An online academic seminar series for everyone interested in water economics, organized by Erik Ansink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Roy Brouwer (University of Waterloo).

To receive information about SWELL seminars, including Zoom URLs, please register using this form. Inquiries can be sent by email to Erik Ansink.

Presentations follow a standard academic 30-minute format plus 15 minutes moderated discussion. Seminars take place on Zoom, Tuesdays at 11.00AM Eastern Time (5.00PM Central European Time). Exceptions, if any, are indicated in the schedule below.

Other online seminar series that may interest you: OARES, LEEPout, OSWEET, and SWEEEP.

Upcoming seminars

Emmett Saulnier
University of Oregon
"Direct and downstream health effects of pesticides: Evidence from the U.S. rollout of genetically modified crops and glyphosate"
TUE Sep 6 @ 11.00AM EDT = 5.00PM CEST
Weizhe Weng
University of Florida
"Quantifying co-benefits of water quality policies: An integrated assessment model of land and nitrogen management"
TUE Sep 20 @ 11.00AM EDT = 5.00PM CEST
Kazuki Motohashi
Tufts University
"Unintended consequences of sanitation: Negative externalities on water quality and health in India"
TUE Oct 4 @ 11.00AM EDT = 5.00PM CEST
Helena Cardenas
University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill
"Which consumers consult their water bill? Evaluating knowledge, expectations, and user type as factors of information search"
TUE Oct 18 @ 11.00AM EDT = 5.00PM CEST
Guilherme DePaula
Iowa State University
"Adapting to disasters: Evidence from drought in Brazil"
TUE Nov 1 @ 11.00AM EDT = 4.00PM CET
Emel Öztürk
Tilburg University
"An egalitarian solution to share an international river: characterization and noncooperative foundations"
TUE Nov 15 @ 11.00AM EST = 5.00PM CET
Daniel Crespo
UC Riverside
"Integrating ecosystem benefits for sustainable water allocation in hydroeconomic modeling"
TUE Nov 29 @ 11.00AM EST = 5.00PM CET

Past seminars

2021
Jingjing Wang
University of New Mexico
"Refilling the Salton Sea to improve public health? An integrated hydro-agri-health economic analysis"
TUE Dec 21 @ 11.00AM ET = 5.00PM CET
Prachi Singh
Environmental Defense Fund
"Information campaign on water quality and marriage market: The case of arsenic exposure in rural Bangladesh" (Download paper)
TUE Dec 7 @ 11.00AM ET = 5.00PM CET
Harald Mayr
University of Zürich
"Beware of side effects? Spillover evidence from a hot water intervention"
TUE Nov 23 @ 11.00AM ET = 5.00PM CET
Safa Baccour
University of Zaragoza
"Hydroeconomic modeling for assessing water scarcity and agricultural pollution abatement policies in the Ebro River Basin, Spain"
TUE Nov 9 @ 11.00AM ET = 5.00PM CET
Ben Balmford
University of Exeter
"At what price? Evidence from a natural experiment on pricing rule effects in reverse auctions" (Download paper)
TUE Oct 26 @ 11.00AM ET = 5.00PM CET
Eric Edwards
North Carolina State University
"Left in the dust? Environmental and labor effects of rural-urban water sales" (Download paper)
TUE Oct 12 @ 11.00AM ET = 5.00PM CET
Yiğit Saglam
Victoria University of Wellington
"Water Trading among Suppliers"
TUE June 29 @ 11:30AM ET = 5:30PM CET
Ellen Bruno
UC Berkeley
"Groundwater Quality, Crop Choice, and the Cost of Sea-level Rise"
TUE June 15 @ 11:30AM ET = 5:30PM CET
Matt Woerman
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Groundwater, Energy, and Crop Choice"
TUE June 1 @ 11:30AM ET = 5:30PM CET
Disha Gupta
Delhi School of Economics
"Free Power, Irrigation and Groundwater Depletion: Impact of the Farm Electricity Policy of Punjab, India"
TUE May 18 @ 11:30AM ET = 5:30PM CET
Søren Bøye Olsen
University of Copenhagen
"A Meta-Analysis Regression of Water Quality Valuation in the Nordic Countries: A New Tool for Applied Benefit Function Transfer"
TUE May 4 @ 11:30AM ET = 5:30PM CET
Rhiannon Jerch
Temple University
"The Local Benefits of Federal Mandates: Evidence from the Clean Water Act"
TUE February 2
Iddo Kan
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Large-Scale Desalination and the External Impact on Irrigation-Water Salinity: Economic Analysis for the Case of Israel"
TUE January 19
Tatiana Borisova
University of Florida
"Water Supply Planning in the U.S. Third Most Populous State - Florida "
TUE January 5
2020
Jesse Backstrom
University of Chicago
"The Texas Grand Slam: Robbed by Red Tides?"
TUE December 22
Meri Davlasheridze
Texas A&M University at Galveston
"What Drives Voluntary Buyouts of Floodplain Properties: Empirical Evidence from U.S. Counties" (Download paper)
TUE December 8
Phoebe Koundouri
Athens University of Economics and Business
"Managing Transboundary Waters under Climate Uncertainty"
TUE November 24
Renan Goetz
University of Girona
"On the Social Organization of the Commons - An Analytical Framework" (Download paper)
TUE November 10
Dawit Mekonnen
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
"Irrigation-Nutrition Linkages in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from small scale irrigations in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania"
TUE October 27
Alan Collins
West Virginia University
"The Impact of Public Water Supply Unreliability on Residential Property Prices in Marion County, West Virginia"
(with Fahad Alzahrani)
TUE October 13
Diego Cardoso
Cornell University
"Water Affordability in the United States"
(with Casey Wichman)
TUE September 29
Dale Whittington
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Higher than you think: the Invisible Costs of Water and Sanitation Services Embedded in Housing" (Download paper)
TUE September 15
Céline Nauges
Toulouse School of Economics
"Social Norms Information Treatments in the Municipal Water Supply Sector"
(with Dale Whittington)
TUE June 30
Maria Vrachioli
Technical University of Munich
"Agricultural Productivity and Weather Variability: A Study of Small Irrigation Development Program in Ethiopia"
(with Marup Md. Hossain and Alessandra Garbero)
TUE June 23
Marc Jeuland
Duke University
"The Economic Impacts of Large-Scale Water Infrastructure Improvements in Urban Zarqa, Jordan"
(with Jennifer Orgill and Seth Morgan)
TUE June 16
Anant Sudarshan
University of Chicago
"Rationing the Commons"
(with Nicholas Ryan)
TUE June 9
Marián García Valiñas
University of Oviedo
"Do Households Have Enough Information for Adequate Decision-Making in the Water Sector? A Case Study in Spain"
(with Marta Suárez-Varela and Roberto Martínez-Espiñeira)
TUE June 2
Mirco Tonin
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
"Water Tariffs and Consumers' Inaction"
(with Carmine Ornaghi)
TUE May 26
Daniel Brent
Pennsylvania State University
"Do Nonlinear Prices Work? Distributional and Conservation Consequences of Budget-Based Water Rates"
(with Casey Wichman and Derek Wietelman)
TUE May 19
Sven Christens
University of Kassel
"Do International Agreements Improve Water Quality in Rivers?"
TUE May 12
Sheila Olmstead
University of Texas at Austin
"The Value of Water Quality: Estimating Amenity and Recreational Benefits"
(with Yusuke Kuwayama and Jiameng Zheng)
WED May 6
Eric Edwards
North Carolina State University
"Global Groundwater Governance: Economic Framework and Cross-Country Comparison"
(with Todd Guilfoos)
TUE April 28

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