• PhD Indiana University 1987
  • MA Ohio University 1979
  • BS Ohio University Honors Tutorial College 1978

Academic interests

Water resource management, institutional analysis, public policy


Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Environmental Policy. Politechnic Institute of Turin, Italy. 2008. Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1998 Robert H. Shellhamer Outstanding Educator Award, 1996 Distinguished Faculty Award, School of Liberal Arts, 1994-95 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Award, 1992 Faculty Advisor of the Year, IUPUI, 1989-90


Edella Schlager and William Blomquist. 2008. Embracing Watershed Politics. Boulder: University Press of Colorado. Karin Kemper, William Blomquist, and Ariel Dinar, eds. 2006. Integrated River Basin Management through Decentralization. Berlin: Springer. William Blomquist, Edella Schlager, and Tanya Heikkila, 2004. Common Waters, Diverging Streams. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future. William Blomquist, 1992. Dividing the Waters. San Francisco, CA: ICS Press.


Associate Editor, Water Resources Research Board of Directors, White River Alliance

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