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
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.
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.
Agricultural Change in Wake County, NC: Climate and Development
Watch the presentation here on YouTube!
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...
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
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.
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.
Today’s Nobel Prize and North Carolina Agriculture
William Nordhaus won the Nobel prize in economics for work on the economics of climate change. Edwards and Sutherland discuss the work of Nordhaus in the context of agriculture in North Carolina.
Land Ownership and Irrigation on American Indian Reservations
In CEnREP Working Paper No. 18-017, we examine how agricultural development, and especially irrigation, is affected by the institutions governing land on American Indian reservations.