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.
How Do You Determine Demand for Water Quality Improvements when Monetary Resources are Scarce?
New research in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene analyzes the willingness to pay for in-home water filtration in rural northern Ghana.
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!
Adapting Ag to a Changing Climate (Franklin County, NC)
See Eric's presentation.
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.
NCCE Conference 2018: Worskshop for Farm Business Economics
Agricultural and Resource Economics area experts gave a presentation on business economics on November 14th, 2018 at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Conference.
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.
Collective Management of Shared Water Resource is Easier Said than Done
"History shows how daunting it is to get a group of people to agree on how to manage a common-pool resource like groundwater," says CEnREP affiliate Eric Edwards, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at NC State.