Shopping for water : how the market can mitigate water shortages in the American West / Peter W. Culp, Robert Glennon, Gary Libecap.

The American West has a long tradition of conflict over water. But after fifteen years of drought across the region, it is no longer simply conflict: it is crisis. In the face of unprecedented declines in reservoir storage and groundwater reserves throughout the West, we focus in this discussion pap...

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Main Authors: Culp, Peter W. (Author), Glennon, Robert Jerome, 1944- (Author), Libecap, Gary D. (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, District of Columbia : Brookings, 2014.
Series:Discussion paper (Hamilton Project) ; 2014-05
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Summary:The American West has a long tradition of conflict over water. But after fifteen years of drought across the region, it is no longer simply conflict: it is crisis. In the face of unprecedented declines in reservoir storage and groundwater reserves throughout the West, we focus in this discussion paper on a set of policies that could contribute to a lasting solution: using market forces to facilitate the movement of water resources and to mitigate the risk of water shortages.
Physical Description:1 online resource (41 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781610916745
1610916743