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Olin Conference on Watershed Management

Leonard Shabman

Leonard Shabman became a Resident Scholar in the Energy and Natural Resources division of Resources for the Future in July 2002. Prior to that time he was on the faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, where he also served as the Director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center from 1995 until 2002.

Shabman received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. During his career he has served as a staff economist at the United States Water Resources Council (Oct. 1977-Oct. 1978), as Scientific Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Army, Civil Works August (1984-1985) and as Visiting Scholar at the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council (2001). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, and Water Science and Technology Board and has served on several NRC committees. His current research includes 1) an assessment of the history and consequences of permitting under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, 2) strategies for water quality standard setting under the Clean Water Act, 3) design of cap and allowance trading systems for water quality management and 4) development of evaluation protocols for large scale ecosystem restoration projects.

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