21 February 2010

Flashback: 14 -- 20 Feb 2009

These posts are still important, so please comment!

Best: Business Cycles -- something the government does not understand.

Conservation Pricing for Businesses is simple and effective; RUBing the Wrong Way is about sub-meters for apartments, another missing link in conservation.

Water Markets in Colorado -- the only (open) market we have in the States.

Best: Water Chat with IID Staffers -- these guys manage 8% of California's water but don't appear to know what they are doing. In this water chats with Joe Tagg, we get the same result with more color :). Analysis? I explain Why IID Is Dysfunctional. If you want to skip the words and sound, just check out my SoCal Photo Essay.

Persistance and Baggs -- the interesting case of Terry Spragg, and his struggle to get water managers to consider a different technology (and get off their asses).

3 comments:

  1. Interesting back-post on the CO water market; I hadn't considered these pieces yet, so thanks for posting full pdf versions. You may be interested in latest developments for a water market in southern New Mexico on the highly arid Mimbres River basin. More info from the Miltonian perspective at: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0878/investigations/market_flow.shtml
    - Can't say how I feel about this (yet), but the underlying attitude is a bit troublesome.

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  2. four areas:
    1.)Desert - Drought - Thirsty for Water - low Food Security and low
    Energy Security (unless new energy
    paradigm or solar)

    2.)Rainy - Florida - Hurricane -
    Flood prone - Drowning in Water -
    Storage is POOR and so EXPENSIVE
    Desalination Plant in Apollo Beach, Florida near Tampa. FL, USA.
    http://www.water-technology.net/projects/tampa/

    3.)Mixed and 'Dirty Water' - Florida lots of golf courses so
    phosphates go to the Gulf of Mexico. Pollution costs.
    Algae blooms and red tide stink up
    the tourist beaches.

    4.)Transport and other uses.
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/possible-sinkhole-blocks-two-lanes-on-i-4-as-others-appear-around/1064785

    Sequence of Events:
    1.)Freeze in Florida
    2.)farmers panic and pump water to
    coat strawberries with ice.
    3.)water table drops and sinkholes appear.
    4.)I-4 the MAJOR EAST WEST HIGHWAY
    is knocked out!
    Possible sinkhole blocks two lanes on I-4

    The gasoline/ethanol pipelines
    and highway infrastructure is
    floating on WATER, perhaps??

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