Steven M. Smith, Assistant Professor at Colorado School of Mines, will discuss the emerging issues surrounding urban water use in the broader context of growing water scarcity across the US. The talk will touch on both the supply and demand of water and trends in water management approaches from an economic perspective.
Professor Smith is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines and an affiliated faculty of the Mines' Hydrologic Science and Engineering program. His research focuses on environmental and natural resource economics and draws heavily from economic history and new institutional economics. Many research projects supported by the National Science Foundation and United States Department of Agriculture have centered around water. He has published over 20 academic articles in economic, political science, law review, and science outlets, including many solo-authored efforts along with collaborations with over 30 co-authors. Prior to coming to Mines he held a postdoc at Haverford College, PA to help establish their Environmental Studies Program. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a B.A. in mathematics from DePauw University, IN where he also earned minors in economics and literature. Prior to returning to graduate school, he worked as a Mutual Fund Accountant in Denver.
A copy of this webinar is available for viewing online here: https://youtu.be/okTn8KcwMIg