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Sep 26

How are California Groundwater Management Agencies like Black Holes?

From site: Economics Events

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
4:30 – 5:45 pm / Willis 204
  • Mark Kanazawa Lecture
Kanazawa Talk

How are California Groundwater Management Agencies like Black Holes?:  Lessons from history
By Mark Kanazawa, Wadsworth A. Williams Professor of Economics

Why is water policy in California so challenging?  An economist examines the historical roots of the current water crisis in California.

The state of California faces enormous challenges in balancing all of its competing demands for water by farmers, cities, industry, and electric utilities, while supporting environmental quality.  These challenges can be better understood by examining the long-view history of water development and water use within the context of a growing, evolving economy.  Here, Mark offers his perspective on how history can inform our understanding of the present water crisis and possible policy solutions.

Q & A and refreshments served following talk.

Sponsored by Economics and the Dean of the College. Contact: Sara Nielsen, Economics, x4109