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Capturing Water: Sustaining Dams in Developing Countries

Unpredictable flooding and droughts, which scientists predict will intensify with climate change, elevate the importance of dams for managing and storing water, even in places that normally receive adequate rainfall. So maintaining the world's existing dams can help assure farmers will have the water they need to feed the planet's burgeoning population.

Can Tax Credits Promote Land Conservation?

Since the federal government first offered tax deductions for landowners who donate conservation easements back in 1976, "the growth of land trusts and their increasing use of conservation easements is one of the most striking trends in American land conservation," says Nick Parker. He is launching a new research project to quantify the effects of state and federal tax incentives on landowner conservation decisions.
April 23 - 12:00pm
Applied Economics Workshop
Heesun Jang - Spatiotemporal Analysis of Dairy Farm Productivity in the U.S.
April 24 - 3:45pm
Development Economics Workshop
Jhin Han - The Impact of Weather Shocks on Child Mortality in Mali
April 28 - 12:00pm
Alumni Seminar
Michael Finley - When The Ball Stops Bouncing, the Crowd Can Keep Cheering!
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Last updated on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:03am