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Water Resources & Policy: Exploring the Risks, Benefits and Opportunities for Conservation Workshop

Date & Time
Monday, March 20, 2017
8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Welcome 8:00 am - 8:20 am
Session I & II   8:20 am

Economic Research Service first floor auditorium
355 E Street SW
Washington, DC  20024

Lunch & Session III:    12:00 pm
Capitol Visitors Center - Senate Room SVC 212-10

The purpose of this workshop is to inform congressional staff, agency staff and other research analysts about research on water quantity, water quality, and related policy being conducted by agricultural economists and engage in an interactive dialogue on research needs and priorities for future research useful for policy development. The intended beneficiaries of this exchange are various stakeholders affected by Farm Policy, researchers, and policy-makers. The workshop will bring together representatives from academia, research organizations, government agencies, and congressional staff for presentations on and discussions about the current state of science, current knowledge gaps, and policy constraints. To encourage the participation of those outside academia, one member on the organizing committee is from a government agency.

Expected Outcomes:
After the workshop, the organizing committee will prepare a summary report and resulting recommendations to be submitted as an AEPP perspectives article or published as a white paper on the AAEA-ENV website.

Advance registration is required.  Please complete the registration form and email it to, send or fax to the AAEA Business Office (414) 276-3349. 

Registration Deadline:  March 10, 2017 Deadline has passed

For more information about the workshop, please contact Matt Interis, Mississippi State University,

Thank you to the Sponsors of the AAEA Water Resources & Policy Workshop!

Hotels in the Area:

Hyatt Place Hotel National Mall Washington DC
400 E Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024

Mandarin Oriental Hotel DC
1330 Maryland Avenue, Washington, DC 20024

Homewood Suites by Hilton Navy Yard Washington
50 M Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

Capitol Hill Hotel DC
200 C Street, Washington, DC 20003

Hampton Inn & Suites Navy Yard Washington DC
1265 First Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

Courtyard by Marriott Capitol Hill Hotel DC
140 L Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

Thank you to the Workshop Organizing Committee:

Matthew G. Interis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
Mississippi State University
Jerome Dumortier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indiana University
Purdue University Indianapolis
Caron Gala
Executive Director
Jonathan Coppess
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Policy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Steve Wallander
USDA Economic Research Service
Madhu Khanna, Ph.D.
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign