The International Water Association (IWA)--the global network of 10,000 water professionals spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle--will hold its 2012 World Water Congress and Exhibition, in Busan, South Korea from September 16th-21st. The IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition is the IWA's preeminent biennial event. It attracts 5,000 water professionals, companies, and institutions from over 90 countries worldwide.
Terry Moore, ECONorthwest Planning Director, will participate in the Congress as both a speaker and a panelist, lending his internationally-recognized expertise on land use planning to the topic of water resources. Terry will be participate as a panelist on the following workshops:
In project work alongside other ECONorthwest staff, Moore assists governments, businesses, and non-profit institutions with planning and development issues, including long-range regional planning, economic analysis of policy decisions, policy implementation, and site development. Much of this project work involves describing the consequences of land-use policy decisions on water quality and supply, as well as other natural resource assets.
As Moore points out, "Urban areas require many elements to be successful, but none are more fundamental than energy and water. Designing systems that allow cities to use water more efficiently could potentially lead to larger changes in the pattern of urbanization, with related positive effects on other urban systems."
Behind all of this analysis is high-quality, rigorous economic analysis to describe trade-offs. The ECONorthwest approach begins from an economic perspective: one that incorporates market analysis, economic forecasting, fiscal impact analysis, and financing to produce realistic, implementation-oriented work products. These strategies identify specific steps to help policymakers and stakeholders to fund infrastructure needs, evaluate urban growth boundaries, propose approaches to economic development, and inventory buildable land.
In the effort to improve water quality and supply sustainability, the planning options are nearly endless. And as Moore puts it, he's "interested in any path with promise for leading to more livable and sustainable cities."
Terry Moore is Planning Director of ECONorthwest. Since 1979, he has managed over 500 projects in transportation and land-use planning, economic development, growth management, policy analysis, and market analysis. Moore’s current work focuses on integrated regional planning for land use, transportation, and economic development; the economic evaluation of growth management policies; and market analysis for private development. He has published books, book chapters, or refereed journal articles on the transportation / land use connection, benefit-cost analysis in transportation, economic development, market analysis, scenario planning, and project management.
Read more about ECONorthwest's project work in water resources and planning.