Environmental Economics 

Course Overview

This new, one and a half day course is designed to provide a practical introduction to the concepts, approaches and methods used in economics to address challenges in water and environmental management. It has been jointly developed with eftec, the UK’s leading dedicated environmental economics consultancy and coordinator of the UK Network of Environmental Economists, and Environmental Policy Consulting, which specialises in the application of environmental economics to water management.

The course be of interest to those working in the private sector, in public agencies and in non-profit organisations with an interest in how economics impacts on decision making in relation to the natural environment. It is relevant to a range of sectors and fields, including agricultural economy, environmental consulting, water management, green infrastructure, climate change, natural capital, project management, natural resource management, environmental policy/advocacy and environmental impact/sustainability assessmentis aimed at those who work or have an interest in a range of disciplines. It will encompass application to real world challenges, including climate change, biodiversity, resource management and natural capital.

Trainers and speakers

The course will be run by eftec and Environmental Policy Consulting. Additional speakers may be used to support the afternoon sessions on applications to policy.

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of key economic concepts, including economic value, scarcity, trade-offs and efficiency;
  • Understand how economic values are estimated, what they represent and different market and non-market economic valuation methods;
  • Understand the purpose and principles of cost benefit analysis and natural capital accounting and how economic value evidence can be used within these; and
  • Identify areas of their work where they can utilise the learning.

Course Duration

This course runs over one full day (6th July) and a half day (7th July).

Day 1 (6th July) modules include:

Valuation in Water Sector

Natural Capital Accounting

Day 2 (7th July) modules include:

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Green Infrastructure in Urban Areas

Both days are face - to - face workshops, taking place at CIWEM Venue, London.

Course Dates

6-7 July

£695 + VAT = £834

Business Partner rates available. Group booking discounts available.

Please note that bookings should be made through 'My CIWEM' using the booking link above. Your place is confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Non-members can book via CIWEM by creating an account on the booking page.

Contact Us 

Please contact learning@ciwem.org or call +44 (0)20 7831 3110 with any booking enquiries.


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