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Welcome & Session I & II
at ERS

Time Event
8:00 am - 8:20 am Welcome
  • Matt Interis
    (Mississippi State University)
  • Mary Bohman
    (USDA, Economic Research Service)

Session I

8:20 am - 9:50 am Conserving Water Quantity:
Risks and Benefits
  • David Zilberman
    (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Steve Wallander
    (USDA, Economic Research Service)
  • Ariel Dinar
    (University of California, Riverside)
  • Betsy Cody 
    (Congressional Research Service) 

Session II

10:00 am - 11:30 am Preserving Water Quality:
Challenges and Potential Policy Solutions
  • Jim Shortle
    (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Madhu Khanna
    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)    
  • Kent Messer
    (University of Delaware and USDA-CBEAR)
  • Lisa Wainger
    (University of Maryland

Lunch & Session III
at the Capitol Visitor’s Center

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch: Lunch will be served. Congressional staff, media, NGO, academic, and government experts are invited to attend.
  • Chris Hartley
    (OCE Office of Environmental Markets)
  • Steve Wallander
    (USDA, Economic Research Service)
  • Bruce Knight
    (SCS, former NRCS Chief)

Session III

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Informing the Next Farm Bill
  • Marc Ribaudo
    (USDA-Economic Research Service)
  • Jonathon Coppess
    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Sally Rockey