Complimentary Roux Webinar: How Much Did You Say Nature is Worth?

How Much Did You Say Nature is Worth? Monetizing the Environment and Natural Resources

Thursday, November 29th • 2pm EST
Presented by: Ryan Stifter, M.S., Director, Economics & Complex Analytics

Ever wonder just how dollar values are assigned to preserving natural amenities, or improvements in environmental quality, or changes in the level of services natural resources provide? Has anyone ever asked you what you would be “willing-to-pay” for non-polluted beaches, cleaner air, preserving salmon habitat, or increased river flow rates? While it is generally acknowledged that environmental goods and services are not purchased in the traditional marketplaces everyone is familiar with, determinations of their monetary value are made all the time.

This webinar will introduce the valuation concepts and drill down some into the methods applied to monetizing these hard-to-value goods and services. With the basics in hand, this webinar will describe important aspects of understanding and evaluating monetary valuations to determine the answers necessary to help your client obtain compensation or resolve liabilities sooner, and for an amount that has a rational basis. This will be demonstrated using case studies emphasizing the strengths and weaknesses of valuation methods and common pitfalls.

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Roux Associates

Ryan Stifter is a Senior Economist and Director in Roux’s Economic & Complex Analytics (ECA) Practice, providing advisory, litigation support, and expert witness services on economic aspects of commercial and environmental litigation, insurance claims, regulatory and management policy, regulatory enforcement, and strategic business decisions involving the environment and natural resources, agriculture and food processing, energy, industrial products, and financial services. Mr. Stifter has provided expert testimony, expert technical consulting, case management, and quantitative economic research support for attorneys, insurance companies, government agencies, industry associations, and both public and private corporations. Mr. Stifter has developed technical expertise within applied microeconomics, agricultural economics, environmental and natural resource economics, industrial organization, and applied econometrics through graduate academic training and involvement with numerous consulting studies, including several high-profile engagements.

What’s New at Roux? Our Growing Litigation Practice

Roux’s experts routinely evaluate complex technical issues in the context of litigation, formulating expert opinions for presentation in reports, depositions, and trials.

Our Litigation Practice continues to expand—with more testifying experts who are well-versed in human health exposure, ecological assessment, insurance litigation, economics valuation work, bodily injury, and natural resource damages, among numerous topics. We’re also hosting more Roux complimentary webinars as well as CLE webinars that are directly relevant to environmental legal professionals.

“Not only do we have more people doing expert work, but it’s expert work in a much broader spectrum.”
– Vice President and Litigation Practice Leader, Dr. Adam Love

Roux has increased our number of experts with testifying experience, including Kelly Coulon, Sin Senh, and Dr. Chase Gerbig. Ms. Coulon’s expertise includes the recovery of past environmental response costs, cost categorization, and chemical fate and transport. Mr. Senh’s expertise includes groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport modeling using analytical and numerical models, cost allocation/categorization, environmental due diligence, and disposal of contaminated materials. Dr. Gerbig’s expertise includes apportionment of liability and cleanup costs among PRPs, evaluation of remediation compliance with NCP and State Programs, and assessment of the necessity and reasonableness of past/future remediation costs.

For more information on our Litigation Practice experts, please click on the links above or browse our Litigation Practice page

Roux Associates

Upcoming Events & Roux Webinars

DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar
Thursday, November 8 – Friday, November 9
Marc Scarcella, ECA Practice Leader & Principal Speaking

Strafford Webinar: Marshalling the Divisibility Defense to CERCLA Liability: Apportionment – Is the Harm Distinguishable?
Tuesday, November 13 at 1PM EST
Presented by Adam Love, Ph.D., Vice President & Principal Scientist of Roux and William S. Hatfield, Director, Environmental of Gibbons

How Much Did You Say Nature is Worth? – Monetizing the Environment and Natural Resources*
Tuesday, November 27
Presented by Ryan Stifter, Director & Senior Economist

Solid Waste Regulations*
Thursday, December 13
Presented by Charlie McGuckin, P.E., Vice President/Principal Engineer

*Registration links to follow


Roux to Speak at AIRROC/EECMA Climate Change Symposium

Thursday, September 6 AIRROC and EECMA are pleased to present their 2018 feature co-hosted program, taking a comprehensive look at Climate Change. This one-day symposium will focus on the many complex aspects of the science of climate change, including insights from thought leaders, technical consultants, insurance professionals, and more. 

AIRROC/EECMA Climate Change Symposium

Roux’s Ryan Stifter, Technical Director of our Economic & Complex Analytics Practice, will be speaking on a conference panel entitled “Business Risks and Opportunities Associated with Climate Change.” Mr. Stifter will discuss the risks that water scarcity, rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and more intensive storm events pose for California’s wine, dairy, vegetable, and other agricultural commodity production industries, while highlighting the opportunities leading players are taking now to insulate their businesses from the risks, or capitalize on them.

To register for this event, please click here or view the conference agenda here