Water quality can be directly impacted by human development, climate change, and energy and land use. Research at RFF informs water quality policy by assessing the economic value of drinking water and freshwater resources critical to healthy communities and ecosystems.
Working Paper — Apr 18, 2019
What is a Fish Out of Water? The Economics Behind the Joint Management of Water Resources and Aquatic Species in the United States
This paper reviews the economics literature on management problems involving linked water resources and aquatic species.
Report — Mar 27, 2019
Facing the Nation’s Water Challenges: Results from Resources for the Future’s Roundtable Series
This report follows a series of stakeholder forums held across the country with water experts, spotlighting the nation’s challenges and concerns about managing water resources.
Testimony and Public Comments — Feb 13, 2019
Testimony on the Use of Natural Infrastructure for Watershed Restoration and Water Management
Forest management can actively support water capture and storage, taking advantage of natural infrastructure to protect water sources and restore watersheds.
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 4, 2018
Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution
Resources for the Future and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future of Cornell University host Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution.
Conferences & Panels — Jul 19, 2012
Regulatory Impacts on the US Electricity Sector: A Modeling Workshop
Workshops & Seminars — Apr 4, 2012