A little old and a lot relevant...
Travelblog: Unsustainable agriculture in NZ -- not sure of updates; earthquakes have dominated events.
Gubmint and How Gubmint Works (or fails) leads us to Polling the Tea Baggers -- people want less government and more services. Still true, for both parties :(
BEST: California desalination costs over $2,000/af* -- Still a good report. I heard numbers of over $5,000/af recently. That's when you include financing and regulatory costs...
My talk on oil and water in SoCal -- it was a few weeks before the Deep Horizon spill. I spoke on the cheap water that drove sprawl, which increased the demand for oil.
BEST: Monday Funnies -- wear sunscreen is SO wise.
BEST: Cheap water for the rich means less water for the poor and Forbes and the market for ideas -- Forbes printed my article on a human right to water via property rights. Nothing happened. Of course nothing happened for the "legislate human rights to water" crowd either. I got an email from them last week, affirming a right to water (again). Whoop de do. I'll be debating Winonah Hauter of Food and Water Watch next Tuesday in Berlin on cost-recovery pricing. Should be interesting.