SMIRES Training Course
Economics of Sustainable Water Management of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams in accordance to the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment (MEA) and Sustainable Development Goals of the UN A
Economics of Sustainable Water Management of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams in accordance to the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment (MEA) and Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030
4th-6th of February, 2019
Description and Main Topics
In February 2019 will take place the SMIRES training course on Economics of Sustainable Water Management of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams in accordance to the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment (MEA) and Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030 on 4th-6th of February 2018.
The training course will introduce the basic principles of resource economics related to IRES with focus on the Water Framework Directive and the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment. The topics covered include: Economic instruments for sustainable water management, market and non-market valuation techniques, uncertainty and risk implications for water management, political economy and participatory approaches to IRES management. The training course will be under the auspices of the UN SDSN Greece (www.unsdsn.gr) and will draw heavily on practical examples from the water-related projects of ICRE8 (www.icre8.eu), the UN SDSN Greece co-hosting institution, and from EIT-Climate KIC Greece (https://www.climate-kic.org/countries/greece/). Participants will be able to understand in depth the economics of IRES management and implications for sustainable development with the help of the lecturers and application to case studies. The course will develop in morning and afternoon theory and application sessions, seminar and keynote lectures. The stepwise approach aims at ensuring that participants assimilate the basics of economics of sustainable IRES management.
The workshop is envisioned for postgraduate students, researchers at any stage in their professional career, as well as professionals interested in the economics of IRES management and sustainable development.
The course is coordinated by Prof. Phoebe Koundouri. Professor Dr. Phoebe Koundouri holds a PhD (2000), MSc (1996) and MPhil (1995) in Economics from the University of Cambridge (UK). She is Professor in Economic and Econometric Theory and Applications (with emphasis on Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment) at the School of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and the Founder and Scientific Director of the Research Laboratory: ReSEES: Research on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability (http://www.icre8.eu/resees) at the same University. She is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the CCCEP: Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (www.cccep.ac.uk/people/), London School of Economics (UK). Phoebe Koundouri is the Founder and Scientific Director of the non-for-profit ICRE8: International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy (www.icre8.eu). ICRE8 is the host of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN)-Greece (www.unsdsn.gr) and Prof. Koundouri is the Co-Chair of UNSDSN-Greece. She is also Director of the EIT Climate KIC-Greece (https://www.climate-kic.org/countries/greece/). She has published 15 edited books and monographs, and more than 250 articles in academic journals and edited volumes. She is a highly cited academic author ranked in the top 1% of all female economists in the world. Since 1996, she has coordinated and/or participated in more than 60 research projects on natural resources management issues. She has organized a number of international conferences and supervised numerous PhD students. Over the last two decades, Phoebe Koundouri has given keynote and public lecturers all over the world, and received scholarships and prizes for academic excellence from various academic institutions and foundations.
Application deadline and costs
Application deadline for the training course is December 15th, 2018, 17:00. Applicants need to register here: http://fleximeets.com/SMIRES2019/. Successful applicants will be notified by December 20th
The training course is limited to 20 participants. No fees apply to the training course. Trainees have to cover their own travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. Selected trainees will receive a fixed grant amounting to 390 Euros, immediately after the training school.