WRRI Conference Will Feature Sessions on Economics of Water Resources in North Carolina

The Water Resources Research Institute will host its annual conference on March 23rd and 24th. The agenda shows presentation topics will range from storms and flooding to pollution, agriculture and environmental justice, among many other topics. CENrEP faculty and student affiliates will conduct four presentations regarding water resource economics in North Carolina.

  • At 1:30pm, Roger von Haefen will present “Estimating the Benefits of Stream Water Quality Improvements in Urbanizing Watersheds: An Ecological Production Function Approach.”
  • At 1:50pm, Andrew Hutchins will discuss “Power Plant Drought Response and Role of Markets.”
  • At 2:10pm, Sara Sutherland will present “The Economic Value of Submerged Vegetation.”
  • At 2:30pm, Judson Griffith will discuss “Water Affordability in North Carolina.”

WRRI’s annual conference brings together all sectors and all disciplines working in water resources across North Carolina. The conference includes water utilities, students, consultants, academics, nonprofits, state agency staff, among many others, working across diverse fields such as stream restoration, water supply planning, stormwater management, hydrology and community engagement.

The conference features presentations on the latest research and on-the-ground practices and implementation, virtual networking opportunities and interactive sessions to learn new skills and solve problems. The keynote speaker is Michelle Covi, who will share their thoughts on building climate resistance through collaboration.

This year’s WRRI Annual Conference will take place both in person and online. The in-person portion will take place at the Jane S. McKimmon Center on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The online portions will take place on Zoom. Register now.