A State of Washington Water Research Center research team led by SWWRC Director Jonathan Yoder was awarded the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis of 2016 for their report "Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Projects" and related outreach efforts. The award was presented at the AAEA Annual Meetings on August 1 in Boston, MA.
The Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award recognizes outstanding impact on agricultural and related policy, based on sound foundations in economic theory. The purpose of the Award is to encourage sound economic analysis of public policy issues that provides timely and relevant information for more effective public policy and program discussions relating to national or internationally relevant policy issues. The award is intended to focus attention on important efforts in research, education or public service, which facilitate the policy process and improve public performance and understanding. A maximum of one award is given annually.