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


Welcome
8:00 am – 8:20 am          
·  Matt Interis, Mississippi State University
·  Mary Bohman, USDA, Economic Research Service‚Ä®
Conserving Water Quantity: Risks and Benefits
8:20 am – 9:50 am
·  David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley - Conserving Water Quantity: Risks and Benefits
·  Steve Wallander, USDA, Economic Research Service with the Conservation and Environment Branch- Regional Differences in USDA Water Conservation Efforts
·  Ariel Dinar, University of California, Riverside - Dealing with Water Scarcity
·  Betsy Cody, Congressional Research Service - Western Water Conservation in Legislative Context
Preserving Water Quality:  Challenges and Potential Policy Solutions
10:00 am – 11:30 am
·  Jim Shortle, Pennsylvania State University - Innovating Agricultural Nutrient Pollution Policy for Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness  
·  Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Nexus Between Food, Energy and Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin      
·  Kent Messer, University of Delaware and USDA-CBEAR - Applying Behavioral Insights to Improve Water Security in an Agri-Environmental Context
·  Lisa Wainger, University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory - Effective Use of Economic Valuation

Water Conservation Programs and Water Markets
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
·  Bruce Knight, principal and founder of Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC, and former chief of Natural Resources Conservation Service under President George W. Bush - Water Conservation Programs and Water Markets
·  Christopher Hartley, deputy director and senior environmental markets analyst with the USDA Office of Environmental Markets in the USDA Office of the Chief Economist - Market-Based Approaches to Conservation and Preservation of America's Water Resources
·  Steve Wallander, USDA’s Economic Research Service with the Conservation and Environment Branch - Regional Differences in USDA Water Conservation Efforts
Water Conservation Policies and the Farm Bill
1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
·  Marc Ribaudo, chief of the Conservation and Environment Branch - Farm Bill Challenge
·  Jonathon Coppess, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Outlook: 2018 Farm Bill and Conservation Policy
·  Sally Rockey, executive director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture - Water Resources & Policy
Last updated: March 23, 2017