The Brattle Group assists clients in both the public and private sectors to manage the economic and regulatory challenges associated with water resource litigation, water quality, and the development of water resource policy. We provide analyses on the econometric estimation of water demand, groundwater storage and management, rate setting, cost of capital, and the economic impact of environmental regulation on water utilities.

Our experts are knowledgeable in the areas of water conservation, resource planning, water supply reliability, interstate water disputes, agricultural water use, and water-energy connections. We have been studying the energy/water nexus with particular attention to the role of renewable energy facilities and water efficiency.

May 4, 2016
Earl L. Hagström, Christopher Lyles, Mala Pattanayek, Bridgette DeShields, and Mark P. Berkman
Published in the Volume 28, Issue 2, of the Environmental Claims Journal
April 22, 2016
Prepared for the CTIA Wireless Foundation
January 2016
Published in Water Policy
Valuing Urban Water Shortages
Published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Infrastructure Needs, Water Regulation, Financing Options and Areas of Improvements: Issues as Basis for Discussion
December 5, 2014
Presented to the First Workshop on Water Regulation in Europe, Rome, Italy
Potential Economic Impacts of Environmental Flows Following a Potential Listing of Endangered Texas Freshwater Mussels
April 7, 2014
David L. Sunding, Brad Wolaver, Cassandra Cook , Stephen F. Hamilton, Bridget Scanlon , Michael Young , Xianli Xu, and Robert Reedy
Published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association
The Impact of Water Price Uncertainty on the Adoption of Precision Irrigation Systems
April 1, 2014
David L. Sunding and Karina Schoengold
Published in Agricultural Economics