Whiskey is for drinking; water is for cooperation? Ownership of water sources and in-stream flows evolved to allow the voluntary exchange of water rights.
Alison Grant is an Impact research fellow at PERC. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science degree in Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics. Alison has extensive knowledge in the field of agriculture and plant science, as well as agricultural policy within the province of Ontario. She has worked with many horticultural crops, both in scientific research and knowledge translation programs for the provincial government.
Alison became interested in property rights with respect to the environment when she analyzed the current Ontario Greenbelt land-use regulations around the Toronto area. Her biggest interest within the free market environmentalism framework is the application of water markets. Alison is very excited to be a part of the inaugural Impact fellowship program and is eager to further explore the ideas behind enhancing and conserving environmental quality through the use of property rights and markets.