Campus Directory: Henning Bjornlund

University of Lethbridge

Henning Bjornlund
Faculty
Economics Department
Office: C578 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 317-2884
Email:

Degrees

Bachelor of Business in Property (Valuation); Ph.D. (Business and Management)

Expertise

Water policy, Water management, Water markets, Water trading, Economic instruments, Socioeconomic impact assessment

Research Areas

Water markets, Socioeconomic impact, Economic instruments, Water conservation, Monitoring, Water market prices, Water rights, Property implications of water policy

Previous Research Areas

Water markets, Water trading, Water policy, Water management

Alternate Languages

Danish, German

Selected Publications

Please refer to my CV for a complete listing of Publications.

a. Journal articles and book chapters (refereed)

Bjornlund, H. (in press): Communal and commercial farming - drivers of economic growth and poverty reduction: Lessons from Zimbabwe Water International

Kuehne, G; Bjornlund, H. and Cheers, B. (in press): Developing Irrigator Types from Clustered Values. Water Science and Technology

Bjornlund, H.; Nicol, L. and Klein, K. (in press): The Adoption of Improved Irrigation Technology and Management Practices - A Study of Two Irrigation Districts in Alberta, Canada. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Water Management

Kuehne, G. and Bjornlund, H. (2008): Time and Timing: Exploring Farmers' Reluctance to Use Web-based Discussion Groups. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (3)

Nicol, L., Klein, K., and Bjornlund, H. (2008): Permanent Transfers of water rights: A study of the southern Alberta market. Prairie Forum 33(2), 341-56

Kuehne, G. and Bjornlund, H. (2008): Understanding how farmers' attitudes and objectives enhance water reform effectiveness. Hydrological Research Letters, 2

Nicol, L, Bjornlund, H and Klein, K. (2008): Improved Technologies and management practices in irrigation - implications for water savings in Southern Alberta. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 33(3), 1-12

Edwards, J.; Cheers, B.; and Bjornlund, H. (2008): Social, economic and community impacts of water markets in Australia's Murray Darling Basin region. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 2(6), 1-10.

Bjornlund, H. Nicol, L. and Klein, K. (2008): Implementing Alberta's Water for Life Strategy: An Irrigation Industry Perspective. Prairie Forum 33(1), 167-190.

Wheeler, S.; Bjornlund, H.; Shanahan, M.; and Zuo, A. (2008): Price elasticity of irrigation water demand in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District of Victoria, Australia. The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 52, 37-55.

Acharya, M.P.; Grant Kalischuk, R; Klein, K.K. and Bjornlund, H (2007): Do Water Contamination Reports Influence Water Use Practices on Feedlot Farms and Rural Households in Southern Alberta? Canadian Water Resources Journal 32(3), 213-226.

Bjornlund, H.; Nicol, L. and Klein, K. (2007): Challenges in Implementing Economic Instruments to Manage Irrigation Water on Farms in Southern Alberta. Journal of Agricultural Water Management 92, 131-141.

Bjornlund, H. and Rossini, P. (2007): Fundamentals Determining Prices in the Market for Water Entitlements - An Australian case study. International Journal of Water Resources Development 23(3), 537-553.

Bjornlund, H. and Rossini, P. (2007): Tracing evidence of rational investor behaviour in water markets. Pacific Rim Property Research Journal 13 (3), 344-360

Kuehne, G.; Bjornlund, H.; and Cheers, B. (2007): There is more than one type of farmers. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 2 (2), 179-186.

Bjornlund, H. (2006) Can water markets assist irrigators managing increased supply risk? Some Australian Experiences. Water International, 31(2), 221-232.

Bjornlund, H. (2006): Water Markets - Economic instruments to manage Scarcity. Journal of Agricultural and Marine Sciences 11(1), 11-20.

Kuehne, G. and Bjornlund, H. (2006): Frustration, Confusion and Uncertainty: Qualitative responses from Namoi Valley Irrigators. Water 33(3), 78-82 (the Journal of the Australian Water Association)

Bjornlund, H. (2005): Irrigators and the new policy paradigm - an Australian case study, Water Policy 7(6), 581-596

Bjornlund, H. and O'Callaghan, B. (2005): A comparison of implicit values and explicit prices of water. Pacific Rim Property Research Journal 11(3), 316-331.

In The Media

A one hour live radio interview on the program 'Earth Matter' on the station CKXU in Alberta discussion issues in water policy and management in Alberta; March 7, 2006

A 25 minute interview with the program Innovation Alberta CKUA 5ADAM the Alberta pubic radio station. Talking about water research challenges in Alberta - broadcast in 2007; November 21

Water could be factor in determining city's growth; Lethbridge Herald; June 12, 2007.

Interview ABC News re: the prime ministers plan to take over the Murray Darling Basin; 2007

Interview with Calgary Herald about the sale of water from the Western Irrigation District for new urban development in Calgary; 2007

Interview with the Australian, April and electronic news paper, April 2008

Australian Financial Review, May/June 2008

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Developing a Framework for the design and implementation of water policy instruments. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), $144,000, 2007-10.

H. Bjornlund, University of Lethbridge; K. Klein, University of Lethbridge; R. deLoe, University of Guelph; S. Renzetti, Brock University
Governance for Watershed-Based Source Water Protection in Canada: A National Assessment Canada Canadian Water Network, The project has a total cash budget of C$1,070,000 plus approximately C$1,200,000 in in-kind contributions from industry partners and the six universities., 2008-12.

The project is a collaboration between ten senior researchers from 6 universities and a total of 29 industry partners from across Canada representing government departments, local water authorities, watershed boards, NGOs, industry bodies and first nations.
Multidisciplinary Water researach University of Lethbridge Research Funding (SSHRC), $40,000, 2006-08.

Water reforms and its impact on property management Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London, 2007.

Water Scarcity and rural social hardship - can water markets alleviate the problem? In-kind industry partners, $182,110, 2004-07.

ARC, $231,782, 2004-07.

Industry partners, $96,000, 2004-07.

CRC Irrigation Futures, $45,000, 2004-07.

Brian Cheers, Martin Shanahan and David Round
Water Scarcity and rural social hardship can water markets alleviate the problem? In-kind industry partners, $182,110, 2004-07.

ARC, $231,782, 2004-07.

Industry partners, $96,000, 2004-07.

CRC Irrigation Futures, $45,000, 2004-07.

Brian Cheers, Martin Shanahan and David Round
Water Use on Livestock Farms in Southern Alberta: A Sociological, Human Health, and Economic Analysis Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research, $300,000, 2006-09.

H. Bjornlund, University of Lethbridge; K. Klein, University of Lethbridge; R. Grant-Kalischuk, University of Lethbridge

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
Increasing the Productivity of Water use for Agriculture in the South Saskatchewan River Basin Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research 2006
Elements of the Next Generation of Water Market Policies which are Socially Equitable and Ecologically Sustainable within Rural Communities 2004
Water scarcity and rural social hardship goes hand in hand - Can water markets help? Divisional Seed Funding to prepare the ARC Linkage application 2003
The Valuation Implication of the Separation of Land and Water Rights University of South Australia Research Development Grant 2002
The Valuation Implication of the Separation of Land and Water Rights Divisional Research Funding 2002
Water Trading in Australia Divisional Research Funding 2002
Climate Change Adaptation Alberta Vulnerability Assessment Economic Scoping Study for the Provincial Government of Alberta 2005
Sun Water in Queensland. Water Market Experiences from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. 2002

Curriculum Vitae

My CV

Internet Links

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