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New York, NY 10018

(212) 539-7000

Grace Johns, PhD

Senior Associate

Grace Johns, PhD

Grace is responsible for economic and financial studies for Hazen, including the monetization of benefits that reflect stakeholder willingness-to-pay for water and wastewater services. She is regarded as an expert in economic and financial feasibility evaluations related to water, wastewater, stormwater, agriculture, tourism, and land use. Grace has led valuation studies of natural resources, including the Indian River Lagoon on Florida's Gulf Coast and Biscayne Bay in Miami. She has also provided expert review of economic impact modeling tools for US government agencies.

Areas of Expertise
• Water resource economics and benefits valuation
• Survey research
• Statistics and econometrics
• Agricultural economics
• Full-cost accounting
• Market and non-market valuation
• Economic impact studies
• Recreation and instream uses
• Water utility financial modeling and rate setting
• Economic and financial feasibility studies
• Benefit-cost analysis and triple bottom line analysis
Professional Activities
Water Research Foundation (WRF), Technical Advisory Committee
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
PhD, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, University of California
BS, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida