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Expert Papers

The papers provided below have been funded wholly or in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through EPA Contract Number EP-W-10-002. The papers have not been subjected to peer review. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the EPA. No official endorsement by EPA has been granted, nor should any such endorsement be inferred.

The papers developed as part of EPA’s Importance of Water study include:

The Changing Value of Water to the U.S. Economy: Implications from Five Key Industrial Sectors (PDF) (14 pp, 760K, About PDF)
Mike Matichich, Principal Technologist and Technology Leader for Financial Services in Water, CH2M-Hill

Lessons from Short-Term Supply Disruptions: Providing Confidence and Context to FEMA’s Methodology (PDF) (29 pp, 656K, About PDF)
Craig Aubuchon, Analysis Group
Kevin Morley, Security and Preparedness Program Manager, American Water Works Association

Water Use and Agricultural Production: A County Level Analysis of the Continental United States (PDF) (24 pp, 569K, About PDF)
Andrew Zaeske, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics, Umeå University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Applications of Embedded Resource Accounting to U.S. Water Resources (PDF) (26 pp, 1.7MB, About PDF)
Benjamin Ruddell, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Department of Engineering, Arizona State University

Determining Water Values with Computable General Equilibrium Models (PDF) (51 pp, 963K, About PDF)
Kimberly Rollins, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
Shawn Stoddard, Senior Planner/Senior Resource Economist, Truckee Meadows Water Authority
Elizabeth Fadali, Research Analyst, University Center for Economic Development, and Doctoral Candidate, Department of Economics, University of Nevada, Reno

Urban Growth and Water (PDF) (27 pp, 2.9MB, About PDF)
Anita Chaudhry, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, California State University, Chico
Edward Barbier, John S. Bugas Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming

Does a Water Economy Exist?  The Impact of the Availability of Water on Employment in U.S. Metropolitan
Areas (PDF)
(31 pp, 447K, About PDF)
Craig Aubuchon, Analysis Group

If you have difficulty accessing PDF documents on this page, please contact the Importance of Water Group (ImportanceOfWater@epa.gov) for assistance.

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