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Water from the Desert

  • Reed Watson
  • 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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    • Reed Watson

      Reed Watson is the director of the Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity and a professor of practice in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University.

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