By Peter W. Culp, Robert J Glennon, Gary Libecap
The yank West has a protracted culture of clash over water. yet after fifteen years of drought around the zone, it's now not easily clash: it really is concern. within the face of unheard of declines in reservoir garage and groundwater reserves during the West, Shopping for Water specializes in a suite of regulations that can give a contribution to an enduring answer: utilizing industry forces to facilitate the circulation of water assets and to mitigate the danger of water shortages.
Shopping for Water starts through reviewing key dimensions of this challenge: the demanding situations of inhabitants and financial development, the environmental stresses from overuse of universal water assets, the chance of accelerating water-supply volatility, and the old disjunction that has constructed among and between rural and concrete water clients in regards to the quantity we eat and the associated fee we pay for water. The authors then flip to 5 proposals to inspire the wider institution and use of industry associations to inspire reallocation of water assets and to supply new instruments for probability mitigation. all the 5 proposals deals a way of establishing resilience into our water administration platforms.
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Any major effort at water reallocation to meet the uncertainties and growing water demands will necessitate a reexamination of current federal agricultural policies. For example, federal support for dairy producers, such as by purchasing surplus dairy products when prices are low, encourages the use of water to grow alfalfa. Through price supports for sugar beets, the federal government similarly encourages Western farmers to grow one of the most water-intensive crops (CBO 2006). The federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program, which originally aimed to conserve water by financing more-efficient irrigation systems, has reportedly led to increases in water use as farmers irrigate more acres with the resulting conserved water (Fereday and Creamer 2010; Nixon 2013).
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Glennon has been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan, The Diane Rehm Show, C-SPAN2’s Book TV, and numerous National Public Radio shows. He has been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace. He is featured in the recent documentary, Last Call at the Oasis. His published works on water and natural resource issues have appeared in a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Law Review, the Nevada Law Journal, Ecology Law Quarterly, and Southwest Hydrology, and he is recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Southwest Super Lawyers.