International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC)

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  • The International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) was established in the early 1990's with the goal of forming a platform for water economists that would promote economic work on water resources, exchange of information and research findings, initiate joint research, disseminate individual and joint work, and create a core of experienced teachers that may provide support for training and short courses, both at the academic and policy levels.

    In the first two decades of it's existence, IWREC focused on periodical meetings that took place in Berkeley, CA, in Rehovot, Israel, in College Park, MD, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and most recently in Berkeley, CA (2009). The meetings led to several publications of books and special issues

    IWREC was coordinated by it's members at UC Berkeley and the University of Hawaii. Management of IWREC has recently been moved to the Water Science and Policy Center at UC, Riverside.

    No fees are required for IWREC membership. Members’ participation in IWREC meetings is funded by the members themselves.

    If you are interested in joining IWREC and adding your name to the distribution list, please send an email to Ariel Dinar with “Joining IWREC” in the subject line.


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