IGPA Visiting Scholar Megan Konar's research finds that international trade can affect water use in agriculture

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

IGPA Visiting Scholar Megan Konar's research finds that international trade can affect water use in agriculture

Debate about the costs and benefits of trade rarely consider the implication of trade for natural resources. However, international trade can have considerable impacts on the environment. Yet these impacts are often unintended, since natural resources and the environment are typically not the main focus of trade policies. New research by IGPA visiting scholar and water resources expert Megan Konar and graduate student Qian Dang makes it clear that trade has unintended and beneficial consequences for water use. Learn more about the project.