These posts are STILL relevant, so please comment (I'll approve them ASAP.)
BEST: Rationing in Paradise: IID has more water (per capita or per acre) than anywhere else in California BUT they still have a shortage. Why? Water's too cheap. Would Farmers Do Better with markets? Yes.
BEST: How Many People per AF? covers that often abused, usually misunderstood statistic.
Read Economics of Water to get a good overview of water in California and this paper (Ag to Urban) to see the theoretical possibilities for transfers (warning! simulations!)
BEST: When a Well is Not a Well covers that nasty little problem: wells next to rivers. Should pumping -- based on beneficial use -- be limited before it interferes with riparian rights?
Bottled Water's Better Than Soda -- good point.
Corruption/incompetence at the World Bank (World Tank) and with Poseidon in San Diego (Lobbying Plus)
In Sinners and Saints, I cover the SNWA-Snake Valley transfer (damn, I've been doing more than I remember) and wonder if Vegas's rights could be bought out. (That point may be moot if Vegas exports would destroy others' rights.)