Playlist · by Eva Johnson
3 episodes, 1 hour 17 mins
039: David Zetland on Aguanomics, Water Scarcity, Water Wars and ‘Toilet-to-Tap’
David Zetland is an assistant professor at Leiden University College, where he teaches various classes on economics. David was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy at UC Berkeley (2008-2010) and a Senior Water Economist at Wageningen University (2011-2013). David blogs on water, economics and politics at aguanomics.comand gives many talks to public, professional and academic audiences. David has two books The End of Abundance: economic solutions to water scarcity (2011) and Living with Water Scarcity (2014). He received his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Davis in 2008. Find out: if we should be worried more about a shortage of water or a scarcity of water. if we should learn from the oil industry and develop the technology-equivalent of extracting oil from oil sands and desalinate the ocean water? if we can tell whether we know the water footprint of a cow and if it’s different in California than Ireland. why water is actuall...
When water scarcity leads to conflict
AK-47s, grenades, water? Earth's most precious resource doesn't fire bullets or explode but it is guarded, hoarded, and stolen in a way that ignites political tensions on a local level and an international scale. This month, we travel to Sub Saharan and Pakistan to bring you the stories of those caught up in the struggle to secure clean water. We’ll hear from unapologetic water thieves, reporters turned refugees, and rural residents whose way of life may be completed decimated because of the wording in a decades old international treaty. Also the voices of American officials, NGO’s, and entrepreneurs on what the West can and should do to help those in need.
In this episode, we examine the growing issue of water scarcity that has begun to plague cities and regions around the world. From California to Cape Town to Sao Paulo, we assess the causes and effects of water scarcity, and also discuss what to expect in the future. Dig Deeper Take a look at some of our favorite articles that we came across while researching this topic: * What It’s Like To Live Through Cape Town’s Massive Water Crisis, Time, Aryn Baker* 5 Things You Should Know About California’s Water Crisis, National Geographic, Dennis Dimick* Sao Paulo’s Water Waiting Game Avoided Rationing But Produced Huge Risk of Severe Shortage, Circle of Blue, Codi Kozacek* Why Why Desalination Isn’t The Answer To The World’s Water Problems, Forbes, Richard Muller Photo Credit:Zaian
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