And another thing…

Just briefly… I once asked “Does anyone actually want a spot market for water?” – meaning, if we allowed instant trading of water rights on some sort of exchange from the imagination of Paolo Bacigalupi, would anyone (especially, any city) actually use it? They rely on predictability and reliability of delivery of their water to…

The Problem with Water Markets

The historic drought in California has brought much welcome attention to the problems of water allocation in the American West. I can’t even count the number of articles explaining the “wasteful” water use by California’s almond and alfalfa farmers, or the ones laying out a better way forward. Two days ago, an international affairs fellow…

ATTENTION: Account Past Due

Important Information About Your Account, Please Open Immediately We’ve built a wonderful existence for ourselves in the desert Southwest. We’ve built Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix in a place that scattered the Ancestral Puebloans and left the ruins of the Hohokam in plain sight of the aqueducts of Central Arizona. We’ve built this on,…