397W The Economics of Water Policy

This course offers a broad overview of domestic and global water policy topics. In particular, the course will explore these topics through the lens of economics. The class covers both water quality and water quantity topics. U.S. topics will include a discussion of major environmental and health statutes such as the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. Environmental justice impacts will be discussed. Global topics will cover a range of subjects including the importance of sanitation and safe drinking water in developing countries. Issues of water scarcity in both domestic and global settings will be explored. Foundational economic topics will cover supply and demand models, non-market valuation techniques, and water pricing.

Fall Semester


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