A Call For Water Markets

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

 February 12, 2014 -- Reed Watson on The Jason lewis Show discusses the need for water markets to solve California's acute water scarcity. With poor laws and institutions for allocating water rights, the government has made water a liability instead of an asset. Water users do not have the ability to find mutually beneficial and voluntary agreements for allocating the scarce resource efficiently and economically. Rather than litigate water, some groups are leasing it from other users. Additionally, the creative spirit of entrepreneurs are creating market solutions to water scarcity. Listen and learn more.

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The Jason Lewis Show
Reed Watson is the executive director at PERC. His research focuses on the implementation of market-based solutions to natural resource conflicts focusing particularly on public lands, water, and wildlife issues. With Terry Anderson and Brandon Scarborough, he co-authored Tapping Water Markets (RFF Press, 2012).Watson holds a J.D. and M.A. in...
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