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Water Affordability and the Socioeconomics of Water Supply

May 19, 2021
Wednesday 12:00 PM
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DABE is excited to welcome Janet Clements, who will present her research on water affordability and the socioeconomic circumstances of water supply for low income customers.

Ms. Clements has 20 years of experience in water resource economics and planning. She conducts benefit-cost, triple bottom line (TBL), and economic impact analyses to evaluate the economic, social and environmental implications of water-related policies and programs.

Ms. Clements specifies in the fields of integrated water resource management, affordability of water and wastewater services, stormwater funding and financing, and green infrastructure. She also works on climate vulnerability and adaptation planning in relation to water resources. Ms. Clements has extensive experience analyzing water use and trends across sectors and assessing factors that influence water demand. Her clients include research foundations; nonprofit organizations; and local, state, federal, and international government agencies and organizations.

Ms. Clements was previously a water and natural resources planner in a rural California county, where she worked with government agencies, Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations on watershed planning efforts.