Freshwater Economics, Policy and Management
SFS's research program in Freshwater Economics, Policy, and Management aims to facilitate the transfer of scientific knowledge to the public domain and to develop strategies and tools for addressing freshwater resource problems and conflicts. The Center for Water Policy, which is currently being developed, will be the cornerstone of this research program.
SFS's research in this area addresses a growing need for interdisciplinary solutions to freshwater conflicts—conflicts that are becoming more frequent as growth in the human population spurs more intense competition over our planet’s finite freshwater resources.
Work in this research area builds upon certain core disciplines such as economics and law, but is highly interdisciplinary.
Faculty and scientists
Binkowski, Frederick P.
Fisheries biology, lake sturgeon biology, early life history of Great Lakes fishes, aquaculture, urban aquacultureGrant, Laura
Environmental and Public EconomicsJanssen, John
Fisheries ecology, biological oceanographyKehl, Jenny
Water policy, political economy, resolution of issues related to water extraction and resource allocationKlaper, Rebecca
Genomics, emerging contaminants, pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials, toxicology, nanotoxicology, ecology, biomarkers, water policyKlump, J. Val
Biogeochemistry, limnology, radiochemistry, nutrient and carbon cycling, observing systemsLazkano, Itziar
Economic growth, environmental and resource economics, macroeconomics