Water from the Desert

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Reed Watson discusses new opportunities for California water markets on the John Batchelor Show. The old adage "whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting" represents the contentious politics that surround acute water scarcity in California. Currently, in order for Southern California to have municipal water, the state must transfer water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in the north as well as import water from the Colorado River. Entrepreneurs have proposed the Cadiz water project that taps into an unlikely water source - the Mojave Desert. Listen to learn more.

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Water From the Desert: Entrepreneurs Tap Into Unlikely Water Sources - PERC Case Study by Reed Watson

Tapping Water Markets - Terry L. Anderson, Reed Watson, Brandon Scarborough

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The John Batchelor 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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