IISG Welcomes New Water Supply Economist on Board
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) is pleased to announce that Margaret Schneemann is the program’s new water resource economist. This position is part of a partnership between IISG, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), and the University of Illinois Extension. Schneemann is located in the CMAP offices in Chicago.
In this new position, Schneemann will be overseeing economic analysis to support the development and implementation of a sustainable water use and supply plan for the Chicago region. “I am examining the benefits and costs of the water supply planning process, including the cost-effectiveness of specific water conservation measures; and developing an optimal water pricing schedule for the region,” she explained.
For the past seven years Schneemann has taught economic, finance and statistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago while pursuing her doctorate in economics. She has also been a consultant for a variety of businesses and educational and government institutions. Schneemann holds a master’s degree in resource economics and policy from the University of Maine. She can be reached at email@example.com.