Water, Water Everywhere, but not a Drop to Sell

Second Event in the Series Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts

Terry L. Anderson, Executive Director, PERC, and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, will give a talk at 4:30 pm on Monday, February 18th in Science 102 on water markets. From the announcement:

All of human history is related in one way or another to water resources.

Water scarcity has often led to conflicts, leading Mark Twain to say “Whiskey is for drinkin’ and water is for fightin’.”

Implementing water markets could eliminate some of this fightin’ and leave more time for drinkin’, but doing so is easier said than done.

This lecture will explain how water markets can work; discuss the importance of clear and transferable water rights; provide evidence of working water markets; and suggest how water markets could be primed to do more, especially in the Great Lakes region.