VI Environmental and Resource Economics Training Course
“Water and Climate Change”
The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) is organizing its VI Environmental and Resource Economics Training Course, titled “Water and Climate Change” which will be carried out at CATIE’s headquarters in Turrialba, Costa Rica from July 23 to August 3, 2012.
The course will examine the economics of climate change impacts and adaption with respect to a variety of water resources planning and policy issues, including the following:
1. Water resources infrastructure investment decisions;
2. Flood control and sea level rise;
3. Water and health;
4. Water use in agriculture and the role of irrigation;
5. Municipal water pricing and demand management;
6. Instream flows and ecosystems services.
The course is aimed at junior researchers who are citizens of any country in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Applicants should have a thorough technical knowledge and command of English.
- Dale Whittington is a Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, and City & Regional Planning, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), and a Professor at the Manchester Business School, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (UK). Prof. Whittington has also worked for the World Bank and other international agencies on the development and application of techniques for estimating the economic value of environmental resources in developing countries, with a particular focus on water and sanitation policy and river basin management. He is the author of over 100 publications, including (with Don Blackmore) Opportunities for Cooperative Water Resources Development on the Eastern Nile: Risks and Rewards, Final Report of the Scoping Study Team to the Eastern Nile Council of Ministers (2009).
- W. Michael Hanemann is a Professor of Economics at Arizona State University and a research professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. He has worked on non-market valuation, and the economics of water and of climate change, and is a contributing lead author to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on climate change. He served as the economics staff for California’s state water rights agency during some of its contentious adjudications on water allocation and has consulted with governmental agencies on water management issues in the US and Europe.
- Marc Jeuland is Assistant Professor of Public Policy; Faculty Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute. His research interests include nonmarket valuation, water and sanitation, environmental health, the planning and management of trans-boundary water resources and the impacts and economics of climate change. He served as a consultant to the World Bank since 2006, where he worked on projects involving economic modeling in the Ganges Basin in Asia, economic planning in the eastern Nile river basin, rural sanitation in Egypt and wastewater reuse in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Before that, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa. While there, he designed and monitored construction of a pilot wastewater treatment system and trained management personnel at the plant's managing firm. As a graduate assistant, Marc has coordinated fieldwork for a willingness-to-pay study of cholera vaccines in Mozambique. He has also worked on evaluation of the sustainability and performance of rural water supply systems in Ghana and Bolivia.
To register for the course, please complete and send the attached application form (including an abstract of a research topic that you would be interested in developing under the support of LACEEP), and short CV to:
before May 15th, 2012. Applicants will receive confirmation whether or not they have been accepted into the training course before June 15th, 2012.
A maximum of 20 students will be selected.
Participation cost is $2250. This cost includes: course fee, materials, terrestrial transportation upon arrival and departure, travel insurance, meals during the days of the event and thirteen nights lodging at CATIE’s campus.
1) Full scholarship: LACEEP is offering a limited number of complete scholarships plus roundtrip air transportation from and to the county of origin.
2) Partial scholarships: LACEEP is also offering a limited number of partial scholarships that will cover the participation cost ($2250). All travel-related costs should be covered by the participant (airfare, airport taxes).
3) Complete fee: Accepted applicants are responsible for seeking their own funding sources to cover their course fees and travel expenses. Upon enrollment, staff will contact you regarding payment options.
If you are in need of financial assistance, please let us know. While we cannot commit to providing scholarships to all, we are working on raising funds to support more participants.
VI Application form