Myths of California Water: Virtual Tour

Myth

Water markets can solve California’s water problems.

Reality

Water markets provide important incentives for cooperation and coordination of a portfolio of water management activities.

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Further Reading

  • Gray, Brian E., 1996. The Shape of Transfers to Come, 4 West-Northwest 23.
  • Hanak, E., 2003. Who Should Be Allowed to Sell Water in California? Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco, California.
  • Hanak, E., J. Lund, A. Dinar, B. Gray, R. Howitt, J. Mount, P. Moyle, Barton “Buzz” Thompson (2010), “Myths of California Water – Implications and Reality,” West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2010.
  • Howitt, R. and E. Hanak, 2005. Incremental Water Market Development: The California Water Sector 1985-2004. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 30(1).
  • Pulido-Velázquez, M., M.W. Jenkins, and J.R. Lund, “Economic Values for Conjunctive Use and Water Banking in Southern California,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 40, No. 3, March 2004.