BEST: Simulations vs. Reality, a background post on why academic simulations are often unrealistic. From this, we go Somewhere in the Middle, where I reconcile different estimates (Howitt, Michael) for job losses from reduced Delta water exports. (DWR's failed management of the drought water bank didn't help.) Then we get ACWA's lobbying for more exports, another version of astro-turfing.
But don't think that California is alone in mismanagement, Ground Water in Texas is a disaster.
BEST: Slandering Your Competition -- Vandana Shiva doesn't know economics. Neither does MWD. Their Water Pricing FAIL is based on a bureaucratic overcontrol that
At the retail level, we get water managers who deliver Justice for Water Hogs. Neither fair, nor efficient when you make it cheaper to use more.
It Takes Money to Make Money -- an example of corporations paying fines and then getting them back, and Pork Fest, an example of their plan to get more, via the draft cap and trade bill. The new edition, I think, is not much better.