David Zetland at Aguanomics ponders the interplay of institutions and markets (reposted with authors permission). LocaL conditions in this context are those conditions in a watershed area. This is what I mean by institutions I wrote this for some partners on our water project, and I post it here because it seems to give a […]
Delivering water quality to the tap I’m now in Kiev (looking into their water utility regulation), and a typical problem has popped up, i.e., the difficulty in delivering water quality to the tap. The physical layout of water systems — taking raw water from ground or surface sources, treating it, pumping it through large pipes […]
From David Zetland comes this re-posting from Aguanomics on addressing issues in the political economy for water. The political-economy of water…all in auctions I’ve been working on this idea for 5-6 years, and I think it has great potential for reallocating water while respecting the rights of existing users. It just came out in the Journal of Environmental […]
Via David Zetland’s Aguanomics comes this reminder (1959) of ‘why math is fun’ worked for kids. He didn’t see it till taking calculus. Can you imagine it being produced now?
Via David Zetland’s Aguanomics. I continue to follow David’s thinking on how to plan, price, and ultimately use water in a 21st century manner. He offers interesting notions on the roles of government/pricing (and markets). There is currently big bucks involved and only to grow in importance and critical decisions to be made. Water is […]
by David Zetlandreposted with permission from Aguanomics Full cost pricing, the poor, or both?On 19 April in Berlin, I joined a debate in favor of the following proposition: Is cost recovery pricing the best way to ensure the poor have access to good water services? I was seconded by Dr William Muhairwe, Managing Director of […]
Who gets water at what prices in the US still appears to be considered a local issue in the US at its core, and at best regional during droughts that cross borders or as it pertains to agricultural use and ‘retail’ (cities and burbs). The issue of private versus public ownership is not very visible […]