The Value of Water in Canada: New webinar series announced

Friday, February 18, 2022

Money in water

Roy Brouwer, executive director of the Water Institute and University Research Chair in Water Resources Economics, has launched a new webinar series highlighting state-of-the-art water valuation practices in Canada.

The webinar series targets anyone, from academia to policy-makers, practitioners and non-government organizations, interested in better understanding the value of water in Canada, and how that value is captured and integrated into Canadian water policy from a variety of perspectives

Join leading economists and expert researchers from across Canada as they explore the value of water from different perspectives and on various topics, including ecosystem service valuation, the value of recreational fishing, and the social and cultural values of water.

The series is supported by the Water Institute and Global Water Futures, a pan-Canadian research program delivering risk management solutions informed by leading-edge water science.

The first of the monthly series kicks off on March 16 with Roy Brouwer presenting What is Canada’s water worth?

Roy BrouwerWhat is Canada’s water worth?

March 16, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Roy Brouwer, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Waterloo

Please see below for the full line-up of speakers and register to join us.

Jie He

Measuring Quebecers' preferences for surface water quality

April 13, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Jie He, Professor, Department of Economics, Université de Sherbrooke

Robin Gregory

Understanding value: What makes water worth caring about and why money is a necessary but insufficient measure

May 11, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Robin Gregory, Professor Emeritus, Decision Research, Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia Canada & Institute for Resource and Environmental Sustainability, University of British Columbia

Marian WeberWater ecosystem service valuation for watershed security – information gaps and policy needs

June 15, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Marian Weber, Chief Environmental Economist and Unit Head, BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategies


Valuation of water quality in Canada: An overview of the upcoming policy needs and challenges

July 6, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Jean-Michel Larivière, Senior economist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Lori Bradford

Insights into social and cultural values for water from community engaged research

August 3, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Lori Bradford, Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

Robert Smith

Canada’s water resources: How valuable are they?

September 14, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Robert Smith, Principal, Midsummer Analytics

Len HuntThe influence of catch and non-catch related factors on the value of recreational fishing in Ontario

October 12, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Len Hunt, Research scientist, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Patrick Lloyd-SmithLearning about water values through behaviour

November 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Patrick Lloyd-Smith, Professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan

Diane DupontFlood risks and household responses

December 7, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. EST.
Diane Dupont, Professor, Department of Economics, Brock University


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