Imposing a 25 percent tax on phosphorus, used as a fertilizer primarily on corn, could reduce soluble phosphorus concentrations in the watershed by about 8 percent, according to an analysis led by Brent Sohngen, AEDE professor and Director of Ohio State's Environmental Policy Initiative.
Ohio State’s Environmental Policy Initiative will hold a webinar focused on the economics of water pollution control, looking specifically at the case of harmful algal blooms, on Tuesday, September 30th from 12 noon to 1pm. The webinar is free, open to all, and is targeted at non-economic audiences. Advance registration is not required.
AEDE’s Brent Sohngen, Elena Irwin, and Barry Ward will headline a panel discussion at this year’s Farm Science Review: “Water Quality: State and National Concerns and Consequences”. The discussion will focus on the impact of agricultural production practices on Ohio’s water resources. The panel will be moderated by Matthew Roberts.
In theJournal of Environmental Economics and Management, Professor Elena Irwin, former AEDE PhD student Yong Chen, and Ciriyam Jayaprakash from the Dept of Physics at Ohio State offer new analysis on the dynamic interaction between humans and ecological systems.
Brent Sohngen will present “Nutrient BMPs: Voluntary Incentives, Regulation, Free Markets - What Will It Take to Keep Ohio's Waters Clean?” on July 6 at 10 a.m. at the MORPC offices, 111 Liberty St., Suite 100, in Columbus. To read more click here.
Brian Roe and Elena Irwin are among a number of researchers who will examine the connections between land use, public policy, water quality and climate change in the Maumee River watershed. More information on this four-year project may be found at http://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/maumeebay