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

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

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  OXFORD, England, 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 is pleased to announce that the launch of the new journal Water
Resources and Economics published in association with the International Water
Association (IWA) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource
Economists (EAERE) . The first issue of the journal is a special issue
presenting findings from the 10 ^th Annual Meeting of the International Water
Resource Economics Consortium and is now available for free online on
ScienceDirect .

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 21 ^st
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 ."

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 .

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. http://www.iwahq.org


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. http://www.eaere.org

About  Water Resources and Economics

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:

About Elsevier

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Media contact Katie Brown Elsevier +44(0)1865-843760 k.brown.1@elsevier.com
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