Kill Your Status Quo

Popular writing

 
2018
AprilReducing urban water waste, reducing local government water waste, and reducing residential and commercial water waste Written for a client in 2014 but first published at Aguanomics
Mar 15"Exploring Group Cooperation in the Provision of Public Goods"Coalition Theory Network Newsletter #29 [backup]
 
2017
Aug 16"Ask me anything about environmental regulations, etc..."Reddit
Jul 18"Adaptation should secure communities, not property" The Source [backup]
Apr 22"Blame outdated rights for California's water woes"Learn Liberty blog [backup]
Feb 23"Airbnb is harming Amsterdam's communities" [Dutch version]Waag Society blog [backup]
Jan 12"Let's talk about adaptation to climate change"Reddit
 
2016
Dec 7"When is desalination the right choice?" The Source [backup]
Oct 18"A vision of California with 2 meters of sea level rise" Maven's Notebook [backup]
Jun 28"I ama water economist, and I'm back for my 4th AMA! Let's talk about water shortages, etc." (700+ upvotes) Reddit
Feb 29"Why loss calculations must include opportunity costs" The Source [backup]
Feb 20"Four billion facing severe water scarcity? I think not." (Reply to Mekonnen and Hoekstra)Science Advances [backup]
 
2015
Oct 26"Time to make the bureaucrats accountable" The Source [backup]
Oct 2"The Banana Republic of California" Water Deeply [backup]
Apr 24"Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways" LA Times [backup]
Apr 9 "AMA on water shortages in California or water-related problems anywhere in the world!" (5,000+ upvotes) Reddit [summary backup]
 
2014
Dec 17"On Water Scarcity"Revolve Water [backup]
Nov 11 "Ask me anything about water, worldwide" (3,700+ upvotes) Reddit
Sep 9"The Water Wars: Conflicts over water sources continue to grow" Yahoo Canada [backup]
Jul 17"Ask me anything about water and drought in the Western US" Reddit
Jul 16"Five things hippies get wrong about water" Angry Bear [backup]
Jun 14"Ethical Water: Canada Must Protect the Environment, Jobs, and Taxpayers" Water Canada [backup]
Mar 14"Unfair water rates hurt the poor" Zócalo Public Square [backup]
Mar 3"Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver" Los Angeles Times [backup]
Feb 20"Worried about the drought? Let farmers buy and sell water" Mavin's Notebook
 
2013
Jan 8"Water, energy and the economy" Growing Blue blog [backup]
Jan"Money Makes the (Water) World Go Around" Water and Wastewater International 27(6): 20-21 [pdf]
 
2012
Dec"Performance insurance: rewarding managers for better service" Water Utility Management International 7(4): 13-16 [pdf]
Oct"The SDCWA-Poseidon water purchase agreement does not serve the people of San Diego" Surfrider Foundation [pdf]
Aug 7"The value of water versus the price we pay" Growing Blue blog [backup]
Jul 16"How we should manage water but sometimes don't" Growing Blue blog [backup]
Jun 27"Water and the economy" Growing Blue blog [backup]
April"Using Auctions to Share Scarce Water" Solutions Journal 3(2) [backup]
Feb 9"We can no longer waste water like Romans" Water Quality and Security blog [backup]
 
2011
Oct 14"Southern California's real water problem -- pricing"The San Diego Union Tribune [backup]
Sep"Global water tariffs continue upward trend" Global Water Intelligence 12(9): 35-40 [backup]
Sep"Irrigation: Not as wasteful as it seems" [pdf]Water Canada: 28-30
Jul 11"Regulation: an acceptable cost for frackers"Petroleum Economist [backup]
 
2010
Nov 22"Do smaller water footprints lead to bigger profits?" The Guardian Sustainable Business blog [backup]
Oct 18"Addicted to Misery" aidwatchers blog [backup]
Jul 25"Water Rights and Human Rights: The Poor Will Not Need Our Charity if We Need Their Water"Global Water Program 1(1) [backup]
April"Water Rights and Human Rights"Forbes 185(6): 24 [backup]
 
2009
May/Jun"Can we rely on technology to guarantee future water resources?"Canadian Water Treatment [pdf]
May"Market profile: California's Water Crisis" Global Water Intelligence 10(5): 29-32 [pdf]
 
2008
Sep 11"Oil and Water" Freakonomics blog [backup]
Sep 9"The Economics of Clean Water" Freakonomics blog [backup]
Aug 15"Water in Iraq"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
Aug 15"Rich and Clean"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
Aug 14"Food or Subdivision?"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
Aug 13"Conversation with My Dad (part two)"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
Aug 12"Resources and Population"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
Aug 11"Coase in Action"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
Jul 15"The Water Shortage Myth"Forbes [backup]
May 30"A Pause for Thought"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
May 29"Was Julian Simon Right about the Wrong Thing?"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
May 28"Who's Your Daddy?"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
May 27"Drive Less?" Environmental Economics blog [backup]
May 26"Investing in Water"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
May 26"Water Wars"Environmental Economics blog [backup]
 
pre-2008
Oct"Free Trade Can Be Fair Trade" [pdf]Natural Choices: The Davis Co-op Newsletter
Aug"Subprime is going to get worse..." Marginal Revolution blog [backup]
Apr"Free Trade Can Be Fair Trade" [pdf]Global View