Eric Edwards

Mar 10, 2021

A Cleaner Future for Energy on Federal Lands

One of the first things President Biden did when he assumed office was issue an executive order placing a moratorium on the sale of any new leases for oil and gas on federal land—at least until the Department of the Interior completes a review of climate impacts. What does that mean and how will it affect our national parks and lands?

Mar 8, 2021

New Research Reveals Growing Economic Impact of NC Seafood

New research has found that North Carolina’s wild-caught commercial seafood industry provides 5,500 jobs and nearly $300 million to the state’s gross domestic product. In addition, demand for that seafood is strong, with North Carolinians willing to pay more for local fare over foreign products.

Aug 28, 2020  |  Water Resource Economics

In the Water-Scarce American West, Tribal Water Rights Play an Important Role

Native American tribes play an under-recognized in the allocation of water as they legally define their water rights through negotiated settlements with neighboring water users.

Apr 23, 2020  |  Water Resource Economics

The Economics of Coastal Wastewater Treatment and Climate

Eric Edwards presented a virtual talk for the UNC Water Resources Research Institute on The Economics of Improving Coastal Wastewater Treatment Under a Changing Climate.

Mar 18, 2020  |  Water Resource Economics

Investment and Irrigation on an American Indian Reservation

A lack of access to investment capital on American Indian reservations limits more efficient use of water through sprinkler irrigation.

Mar 18, 2020  |  Water Resource Economics

Agricultural Change in Wake County, NC: Climate and Development

Watch the presentation here on YouTube!

Feb 15, 2019

Water Conservation via Cap-and-Trade

In some of the world’s most water-scarce regions, rivers terminate in large, generally shallow lakes. These saline lakes are shrinking due to human water diversions. Innovative markets could protect the world’s endangered saline lakes on the cheap. Read more from the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy...

Feb 14, 2019

Presentation on Climate Change in NC: Crops, Land Price and Water

Dr. Eric Edwards' recent presentation to North Carolina Society for Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers on Climate Change in NC focusing on Crops, Land Price and Water

Dec 4, 2018

New Study Discusses “An Illiquid Market in the Desert”

In northern Chile’s Antofagasta Desert, perhaps the driest region in the world, water allocation is contentious. In a study that comes out this month, we examine how markets for water rights have been regulated via trade restrictions to protect environmental and cultural amenities.

Oct 31, 2018

Groundwater depletion, contracting costs, and the determinants of successful collective action

What can transaction costs teach us about collective action and the future of California’s groundwater management? Read this new article in the Global Water Forum by ARE faculty member Eric Edwards.