Episode 2: Robert Glennon Released October 29th, 2015
In this episode Dr. Glennon and I talk about how water markets work in the United States. We take a look back at the American legal history that makes water trades difficult and sometimes impossible. Focusing on his new paper “Shopping for Water” prepared for The Hamilton Project we discuss solutions to overcoming that history in order to make water markets a more viable solution for re-allocating water among farmers and between agricultural, industrial, and municipal uses. As well as going in-depth about how trades of water work in the U.S., Glennon shares simple ways we can all conserve water in our daily lives, because it is the first step to making conscious decisions about water at a policy level.
Dr. Robert Glennon is the Regents’ Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. The recipient of two National Science Foundation grants, Glennon serves as an advisor to governments, corporations, think tanks, law firms, and NGOs looking to solve serious challenges around water sustainability and planning. Glennon is the author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, which has become a go-to resource for environmental policy stakeholders nationwide. Unquenchable received a Rachel Carson Book Award for Reporting on the Environment from the Society of Environmental Journalists. He is also the author of Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters. He received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University.
Many grateful thanks to Dr. Glennon for sharing his perspective on Fathoming Water!
If you would like to be more informed about local water issues you are encouraged to attend the free community forum on “Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects” on Nov. 6, 2015, from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center. The forum will feature a keynote address by Arizona Department of Water Resources Director, Tom Buschatzke, and a panel moderated by Dr. Sharon B. Medal. It is hosted in partnership with the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, the Southern Arizona Water Users Association, and KXCI Radio.
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