Our Team

Areas of Experise

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Water Market Analysis
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Econometrics

Education

  • M.S., Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1997
  • B.S., Economics, Pacific Lutheran University, 1993

Experience

  • Principal, WestWater Research, 2004- present
  • Senior Economist, Northwest Economic Associates/Entrix, 2003-2004
  • Economist, Northwest Economic Associates, 1999-2003
  • Research Associate, Columbia Economics Research Associates, 1998-99
  • Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural & Natural Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1995-97
  • Staff Economist, Economics and Social Analysis Group, Pacific Northwest Laboratories (Battelle), 1993-95

Harry Seely, M.S.

Water Resource Economist

Mr. Seely has fifteen years of experience in agricultural and water resource economic analysis. He holds a M.S. in natural resource and agricultural economics from Oregon State University and a B.S. in economics from Pacific Lutheran University. Over the last decade, Mr. Seely has applied mathematical programming and econometric analysis techniques to estimate the value of water. In addition, he has developed a variety of economic models as part of interdisciplinary teams to assess the regional economic costs and benefits of water quality, development and reallocation projects throughout the West.

In recent analyses, Mr. Seely has developed and utilized market information, simulation models, and econometric techniques to estimate the market value of water for federal and state agencies, nonprofits, and private industry in support of water project development and reallocation activities. Currently, Mr. Seely is developing and utilizing market information, simulation models, and econometric techniques to estimate the economic value of water for federal surface water storage feasibility studies in California. He has conducted market and financial analyses of proposed private water development projects in the southwest as well as numerous water right appraisals in support of water acquisitions for urban and instream flow purposes. In earlier analyses, he developed an economic optimization model to assess the potential benefits to agricultural production in the Yakima Basin from proposed new surface storage facilities and the economic effects associated with restrictions on irrigation drain water discharge from 100,000 irrigated acres in California’s Central Valley.

Our Team

Harry Seely, M.S.

Water Resource Economist

Mr. Seely has fifteen years of experience in agricultural and water resource economic analysis. He holds a M.S. in natural resource and agricultural economics from Oregon State University and a B.S. in economics from Pacific Lutheran University. Over the last decade, Mr. Seely has applied mathematical programming and econometric analysis techniques to estimate the value of water. In addition, he has developed a variety of economic models as part of interdisciplinary teams to assess the regional economic costs and benefits of water quality, development and reallocation projects throughout the West.

In recent analyses, Mr. Seely has developed and utilized market information, simulation models, and econometric techniques to estimate the market value of water for federal and state agencies, nonprofits, and private industry in support of water project development and reallocation activities. Currently, Mr. Seely is developing and utilizing market information, simulation models, and econometric techniques to estimate the economic value of water for federal surface water storage feasibility studies in California. He has conducted market and financial analyses of proposed private water development projects in the southwest as well as numerous water right appraisals in support of water acquisitions for urban and instream flow purposes. In earlier analyses, he developed an economic optimization model to assess the potential benefits to agricultural production in the Yakima Basin from proposed new surface storage facilities and the economic effects associated with restrictions on irrigation drain water discharge from 100,000 irrigated acres in California’s Central Valley.

Areas of Experise

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Water Market Analysis
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Econometrics

Education

  • M.S., Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1997
  • B.S., Economics, Pacific Lutheran University, 1993

Experience

  • Principal, WestWater Research, 2004- present
  • Senior Economist, Northwest Economic Associates/Entrix, 2003-2004
  • Economist, Northwest Economic Associates, 1999-2003
  • Research Associate, Columbia Economics Research Associates, 1998-99
  • Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural & Natural Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1995-97
  • Staff Economist, Economics and Social Analysis Group, Pacific Northwest Laboratories (Battelle), 1993-95