University of Washington Student-AWRA Mixer

  • 30 Jan 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UW Waterfront Activities Center - 3900 Montake Blvd. NE, Seattle


Come support our student chapter and get to know up and coming professionals in our field as well as other members of the WA-AWRA. The Student Mixer will include a social hour with drinks and dinner followed by a presentation by Joseph Cook on the role of economics in water managment. I hope you can join us!  This is a FREE event!

Joseph Cook - University of Washington

The Role of Economic Analysis in Water Resource Management

Dr. Joe Cook, a faculty member of the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, will be the speaker for the event.  Joseph Cook joined the Evans School faculty in 2007. His research uses tools from economics to inform environmental and health policy, often in economically-developing countries. His focus is primarily on water and sanitation policy, water resources management, stated preference methods, and vaccine policy. Two current research projects study the impact on intra-household time allocation of providing convenient water access in rural Ethiopia and the barriers to the use of water markets in coping with drought in the Yakima basin of Washington state. His talk, "The role of economic analysis in water resource management", will survey some of the ways in which economic logic and tools are used to inform how we allocate and manage scarce water resources.  Some of these tools are in wide use while some remain mostly unused in practice.  The talk will also discuss an important new proposal for the state - the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan - and how economic analysis is being applied to it. Dinner will be provided, dinner and drinks start at 6pm and the talk will start at 7pm. 

Event Details:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dinner: 6:00 – 7:00pm

Speaker: 7:00 - 8:00pm

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.


University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center

3900 Montlake Blvd. NE

Seattle, WA 98195; (206) 543-9433

The UW Waterfront Activities Center is located in the Husky Football Stadium parking lot, on the southeast side of stadium, adjacent to the Montlake Cut. Parking is available in the stadium parking lot.


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