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Elsevier Announces the Launch of the New Journal: Water Resources and Economics

July 4, 2013

OXFORD, England, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Water Resources and Economics published first issue which is now freely available
online on ScienceDirect

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ] is pleased to announce that the launch of the new
journal Water Resources and Economics
[http://www.journals.elsevier.com/water-resources-and-economics ] published in association
with the International Water Association (IWA) [http://www.iwahq.org/1nb/home.html ] and
the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
[http://www.eaere.org ]. The first issue of the journal is a special issue presenting
findings from the 10th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics
Consortium and is now available for free online on ScienceDirect
[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22124284 ].

At a time when concerns about the impact of climate change on the availability and
distribution of global water resources continue to grow, Water Resources and Economics
aims to provide a forum for the discussion of the economic dimensions affecting the
allocation and use of water resources.

Prof. Dr. Roy Brouwer of the Institute for Environmental Studies at the Vrije
Universiteit Amsterdam and Editor-in-Chief of Water Resources and Economics envisages the
journal playing an important role in providing scientific information about the economic
costs and benefits of water use and management.

“Economics is one of the most prominent emerging disciplines associated to water
resources research. The journal addresses the financial and economic dimensions affecting
the use of water resources, be it water extraction, pollution, floods or allocation,
across different economic sectors like agriculture, energy, industry and urban water
supply as well as between local, regional and transborder river basins,” said Dr. Brouwer.

Dr. Christiane Barranguet, Executive Publisher at Elsevier added, “Access to potable
water is recognized as one of the grand challenges of the 21st century and touches nearly
every country on the planet in one form or another. Consequently, research in the field of
water resources is now one of the fastest growing disciplines in the world. We are proud
to launch this new title together with the IWA and EAERE this year, particularly as 2013
is marked as the International Year of Water Cooperation
[http://www.unwater.org/watercooperation2013.html ].”

Articles published in this first issue discuss the implications of studies such as
those investigating the issues of “willingness to pay”, avoiding restrictions on household
water use during water shortages in Canada, the impact of different water management
regimes on rice production in West Africa, and how water conservation incentives can gain
leverage from the fact that neighbors often emulate each other’s water use behavior.

All articles published in the first issue are freely available on Science Direct
[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/22124284 ].

For more information about the journal or to submit an article, go to:


About the IWA

The IWA is a global reference point for water professionals, spanning the continuum
between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle.



EAERE is an international scientific association which aims to contribute to the
development and application of environmental and resource economics as a science in
Europe, as well as to encourage and improve communication between teachers, researchers
and students in environmental and resource economics in different European countries.


About Water Resources and Economics

Water Resources and Economics
[http://www.journals.elsevier.com/water-resources-and-economics ] is one of four new
closely related journals, all published in association with the International Water
Association (IWA). The other new journals are: Water Resources & Industry, Water Resources
& Rural Development and Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology. For more information
on these journals, go to:


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