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Valuing the economic, social and ecological costs and benefits of WSUD

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Venue

The Atrium Theatrette
168 St Georges Tce
Perth, WA Australia
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Presenter:  Winthrop Prof. David Pannell, University of Western Australia

Abstract:

Want to know if people in Perth actually value rainwater tanks, water efficient gardens or living streams?

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities has been working with researchers at UWA and Monsah to estimate the benefits and costs of strategies and systems for water-sensitive cities. This information is being used to prepare best practice guidelines for the integrated economic evaluation of existing and new approaches to water infrastructure investment.

This presentation will describe the intent of CRCWSC Project A1.2 and outline some of the key findings from the research project’s surveys, cost benefit analyses and case studies. We will also hear about the plans for the next phase of research and how you can get involved.
Brief Biography: 
David Pannell is Professor, Head of School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia; Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy; ARC Federation Fellow (2007-12); Distinguished Fellow and past president of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia; and a Director of Natural Decisions Pty Ltd.

His research includes the economics of land and water conservation; environmental policy; farmer adoption of conservation practices; risk; and economics of farming systems. He is author of 200 journal articles and book chapters, with awards for research in the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK, including the 2009 Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Research.
This is a free session. No rsvp is required.

NWW is always looking for the latest in ideas, systems and treatments that involve all aspects of water. If you would like to present your findings, work or ideas as part of our Water Sensitive Cities Speaker Series, we would love to hear from you: [email protected]

Details

Date:
02/12/2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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