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Apr 22"Blame outdated rights for California's water woes"Learn Liberty blog [backup]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
Jan 12"Let's talk about adaptation to climate change" (40 upvotes :( Reddit
Dec 7"When is desalination the right choice?" The Source
Oct 18"A vision of California with 2 meters of sea level rise" Maven's Notebook
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
Feb 20"Four billion facing severe water scarcity? I think not." (Reply to Mekonnen and Hoekstra)Science Advances [backup]
Oct 26"Time to make the bureaucrats accountable" The Source
Oct 2"The Banana Republic of California" Water Deeply
Apr 24"Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways" LA Times
Apr 9 "AMA on water shortages in California or water-related problems anywhere in the world!" (5,000+ upvotes) Reddit
Dec 17"On Water Scarcity"Revolve Water
Nov 11 "Ask me anything about water, worldwide" (3,700+ upvotes) Reddit
Sep 9"The Water Wars: Conflicts over water sources continue to grow" [backup] Yahoo Canada
Jul 17"Ask me anything about water and drought in the Western US" (600+ upvotes) Reddit
Jul 16"Five things hippies get wrong about water" [backup] Angry Bear
Jun 14"Ethical Water: Canada Must Protect the Environment, Jobs, and Taxpayers" [backup] Water Canada
Mar 14"Unfair water rates hurt the poor" [backup] Zócalo Public Square
Mar 3"Water conservation's other benefit: It's a power saver" [backup] Los Angeles Times
Feb 20"Worried about the drought? Let farmers buy and sell water" Mavin's Notebook
Jan 8"Water, energy and the economy" [backup]Growing Blue blog
Jan"Money Makes the (Water) World Go Around" [pdf]Water and Wastewater International 27(6): 20-21
Dec"Performance insurance: rewarding managers for better service" [pdf]Water Utility Management International 7(4): 13-16
Oct"The SDCWA-Poseidon water purchase agreement does not serve the people of San Diego" [pdf]Surfrider Foundation
Aug 7"The value of water versus the price we pay" [backup]Growing Blue blog
Jul 16"How we should manage water but sometimes don't" [backup]Growing Blue blog
Jun 27"Water and the economy" [backup]Growing Blue blog
April"Using Auctions to Share Scarce Water" [backup]Solutions Journal 3(2)
Feb 9"We can no longer waste water like Romans" [backup]Water Quality and Security blog
Oct 14"Southern California's real water problem -- pricing" [backup]The San Diego Union Tribune
Sep"Global water tariffs continue upward trend" [backup]Global Water Intelligence 12(9): 35-40
Sep"Irrigation: Not as wasteful as it seems" [pdf]Water Canada: 28-30
Jul 11"Regulation: an acceptable cost for frackers" [backup]Petroleum Economist
Nov 22"Do smaller water footprints lead to bigger profits?" [backup]The Guardian Sustainable Business blog
Oct 18"Addicted to Misery" [backup]aidwatchers blog
Jul 25"Water Rights and Human Rights: The Poor Will Not Need Our Charity if We Need Their Water" [backup]Global Water Program 1(1)
April"Water Rights and Human Rights" [backup]Forbes 185(6): 24
May/Jun"Can we rely on technology to guarantee future water resources?" [pdf]Canadian Water Treatment
May"Market profile: California's Water Crisis" [pdf]Global Water Intelligence 10(5): 29-32
Sep 11"Oil and Water" [backup]Freakonomics blog
Sep 9"The Economics of Clean Water" [backup]Freakonomics blog
Aug 15"Water in Iraq" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
Aug 15"Rich and Clean" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
Aug 14"Food or Subdivision?" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
Aug 13"Conversation with My Dad (part two)" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
Aug 12"Resources and Population" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
Aug 11"Coase in Action" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
Jul 15"The Water Shortage Myth" [backup]Forbes
May 30"A Pause for Thought" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
May 29"Was Julian Simon Right about the Wrong Thing?" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
May 28"Who's Your Daddy?" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
May 27"Drive Less?" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
May 26"Investing in Water" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
May 26"Water Wars" [backup]Environmental Economics blog
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
Apr"Free Trade Can Be Fair Trade" [pdf]Global View