Ron Griffin is professor emeritus of water resource economics at Texas A&M University. He specializes in water studies pertaining to demand, rate setting, marketing, policy analysis, and cost-benefit analysis. He is the author of Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects (MIT Press 2016) and the editor of Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity (Resources for the Future 2011). Several of his articles have been reprinted in books assembling leading works in environmental or water economics. He has served in editorial roles for four water-focused journals, including Water Resources Research. Further program and contact information is available at