Thursday, February 11, 2016

Call for Papers: 12th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC)

September 11-13, 2016The World Bank, Washington, DC

The 12th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) will be hosted by the World Bank in Washington, DC on September 11-13, 2016.  The overall theme of the meeting will be “Water Security in a Changing World.”

Submissions of papers are now being accepted on the following topics:

  • Addressing the food-energy-health environment and water nexus
  • Assessing large- and small-scale irrigation investments
  • Moving toward integrated urban and basin management
  • Dealing with groundwater depletion
  • Ensuring environmental flows
  • Managing floods and droughts and their economy-wide impacts
  • Improving transboundary water management

Within these topics, papers with a focus on economic growth and/or poverty linkages are encouraged.  Papers on other topics that fall under the theme of the meeting will also be considered.  The papers should be policy-oriented and analytically rigorous. 

The Annual Meeting will begin with a reception in the evening of September 11, 2016, and span over two days with 6-7 sessions and 1-2 panel discussions on September 12-13, 2016.


Papers due       
March 31, 2016:
Decision sent to authors (accept, revise and resubmit, reject)
April 30, 2016: 
Final papers due
May 31, 2016: 
Final decision on papers
Please submit papers to  Papers should be no longer than 12 text pages (not including reference list, tables, and graphics).  All text should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1.5 line-spacing and 1” margins on all sides. 

The Organizing Committee will consider only papers submitted by members of IWREC.  To become an IWREC member, please send a request by email to with “Joining IWREC” in the subject line.  There is no IWREC membership fee.

The Organizing Committee is considering publication plans for special journal issues.

Further Information

For more information on IWREC, visit
For more information on the Annual Meeting, send an email to or

** Deadline for submission of papers for the 12th Annual Meeting of IWREC has been extended  from January 31, 2016, to February 29, 2016. 

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