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April 21 and April 22, 1999

Seattle, WA
This two-day workshop cosponsored by US EPA Office of Economy and Environment, US EPA National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance, and US EPA Region 10 explored the many issues surrounding water use and watershed management. The first session was a case study of the Snake River economic analysis being conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers and several other Federal agencies. The next three sessions - "Integrating Economic and Physical Models in Water and Watershed Research," "Methods for Measuring Stakeholder Values of Water Quality and Watershed Protection," and "Applications of Stakeholder Valuation Techniques for Water and Watersheds" - considered economic methods and research areas employed by researchers who are more generally studying water use and or watershed management.
Contact Person: Nicole Owens(owens.nicole@epa.gov)
Proceedings

  Day 1
  Opening Remarks
8:30 - 8:45
Presenter: Chuck Clarke, Assistant Administrator US EPA Region 10
8:45 - 9:00
Presenter: William O'Neil, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
  Session 1 - A Case Study of Watershed Management: The Snake River Watershed
9:00 - 9:30 Introduction
Presenter: Dennis Wagner, US Army Corps of Engineers Northwest Division and Chair of DREW
9:30 - 10:10 Hydropower
Presenter: Audrey Perino, Bonneville Power Administration
10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Recreation
Presenter: Phil Benge, US Army Corps of Engineers
11:00 - 11:30 Regional/Social Analysis
Presenter: Gary Ellis, US Army Corps of Engineers
11:30 - 12:00 Tribal Circumstances
Presenter: Phil Meyer, Meyer Resources, Inc.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
  Session 2 - Integrating Economic and Physical Models in Water and Watershed Research
1:00 - 1:30 "The Socioeconomics of Conservation Adoption Behaviors in Three Midwest Watersheds"
Presenter: Ted L. Napier, The Ohio State University
1:30 - 2:00 "The Nation Water Pollution Control Assessment Model (NWPCAM)"
Presenter: Charles Griffiths, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
2:00 - 3:00 "Water Marketing and Instream Flow Enhancement in the Yakima River Basin"
Presenter: Tracey Yerxa, US Bureau of Reclamation
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:10 Discussant #1
Presenter: Scott Farrow, Carnegie Mellon University
3:10 - 3:25 Discussant #2
Presenter: William O'Neil, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
3:25 - 4:30 Response from Presenters/ Question and Answer
4:30 Adjournment
  Day 2
  Session 3 - Methods for Measuring Stakeholder Values of Water Quality and Watershed Protection
8:30 - 9:15 "Measuring the Total Economic Value of Restoring Ecosystem Services in an Impaired River Basin: Results from a Contingent Valuation Method Survey"
Presenter: John Loomis, Colorado State University
9:15 - 10:00 "Numbers Values and Decisions: Using Constructed Preference Approaches to Value Watershed Management Policies" and "Alternatives to Traditional CVM in Environmental Valuation: Applied Research Challenges"
Presenter: Robin Gregory, Decision Research
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:40 Discussant #1
Presenter: Linda Fernandez, University of California, Santa Barbara
10:40 - 10:55 Discussant #2
Presenter: Patricia Koss, Portland State University
10:55 - 11:45 Response from Presenters/ Question and Answer
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
  Session 4 - Applications of Stakeholder Valuation Techniques for Water and Watersheds
12:45 - 1:15 "A Protocol for the Elicitation of Stakeholders' Concerns and Preferences for Incorporation into Policy Dialogue"
Presenter: Will Focht, Oklahoma State University
1:15 - 1:45 "Belief Systems and Belief Change among Stakeholders in San Francisco Bay/Delta Water Policy: A Preliminary Analysis"
Presenter: Paul Sabatier, University of California, Davis
1:45 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 2:30 "Economic and Environmental Tradeoffs at the Watershed Scale: Costs of Stream Temperature Reduction"
Presenter: Sian Mooney, Montana State University, Bozeman
2:30 - 2:55 Discussant #1
Presenter: John Tanaka, Oregon State University
2:55 - 3:10 Discussant #2
Presenter: Charles Griffiths, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
3:10 - 4:00 Response from Presenters/ Question and Answer
4:00 Adjournment

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