U.S. EPA Improving the Valuation of Ecological Benefits

“The workshop will highlight results from EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants and other research on protecting ecological resources, as well as efforts to assess the benefits associated with reducing ecological risks. Topics include research examining the benefits of improved water quality, advances in stated preference valuation methods, balancing conservation and urban growth, and valuing wildlife health and biodiversity. The workshop will also feature a luncheon address by Geoffrey Heal, Columbia University. EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water, Ben Grumbles, has been invited to provide opening remarks.”