Reed Watson, Brent Fewell
The Department of Interior should be applauded for its efforts to harness water markets and habitat conservation, but the real success will be measured by the Interior's ability to get out of its own way, eliminating the rules and regulations that dis-incentivize conservation.
What changes are needed to help make California’s water supplies more sustainable over the long term and better able to respond to periods of drought? Reed Watson joined a panel of experts offering policy recommendations in The Environmental Forum.
Trampling the property rights of beachfront landowners in the name of public access is no way to encourage beach conservation.
Reed Watson, Peter Hill, Shawn Regan, Laura Huggins
Listen as Aaron Flint of "Voices of Montana" talks with Reed Watson, P.J. Hill, Shawn Regan, and Laura Huggins about free market environmentalism.
February 12, 2014 -- Reed Watson on The Jason lewis Show discusses the need for water markets to solve California's acute water scarcity.
With less than a foot of rainfall each year, the Mojave Desert is not an obvious place to look for water. Reed Watson explores an innovative proposal to pump groundwater from the Mojave and move it to nearby Southern California municipalities.
In this case study, Reed Watson explores what the Scott River Water Trust is, how it works, and why others should be taking notice.
Despite their ecological and economic importance, Florida’s coral reefs are teetering on the verge of collapse. Writing in Sea Technology, Reed Watson explores a market-based restoration plan to save the reefs.
Reed Watson, Greg Sauer
Roman Polanski’s 1974 classic Chinatown starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway demonized water transfers in Southern California as the scam de jure of corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators. Hollywood’s connection to reality is often a tenuous one, and Chinatown is no exception.