These policy proposals will not magically increase water supplies in the Golden State, but they do offer a reasonable starting point for tapping water markets to make the most of California's scarce water resources.
In a new video from ReasonTV, Reed Watson explains how government created an artificial shortage of our most essential resource.
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.
Water markets are a win-win. The Scott River Water Trust in Siskiyou County pays farmers to leave water instream for salmon and steelhead. This case study looks at how low-volume, low-cost water leases support agricultural communities and municipal development while also enhancing environmental...