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Water Pricing in an Age of Scarcity

New Research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and WRI: Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? Issues in Managing Water Challenges and Policy Instruments.

From California to Karachi, climate change, population pressures, and economic growth are exacerbating water stress conditions around the world. The IMF and World Resources Institute invite you to a timely dialogue of policymakers, economists, and water resource experts on new approaches to water pricing to manage rapidly increasing risks in an efficient, equitable, and sustainable manner.

A panel discussion and questions and comments from the floor will follow.

Presenters

  • David Lipton, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
    "Recommendations of a new IMF Staff Discussion Note, Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Issues in Managing Water Challenges and Policy Instruments"
  • Charles Iceland, Director, Aqueduct Project, World Resources Institute
    "New global water stress projections from WRI's online water tool that can help inform water pricing policy"

Panelists

  • David Lipton, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Helen Mountford, Director of Economics, World Resources Institute
  • Jorge Ducci, Lead Economist, Water and Sanitation Division, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Moderated by Lawrence MacDonald, Vice President for Communications, World Resources Institute
Water, Economics

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