This week, The Water Values Podcast welcomes noted economist and author David Zetland. David takes us on a wide-ranging interview where he discusses the relationship between the price of water, the value of water and the cost of water. He also addresses a number of other issues, such as water rate structures from an economist’s viewpoint, water as a local issue, and water scarcity. He provides great context for these and other topics through his new book, Living with Water Scarcity.
In this Session, You’ll Learn about:
- The patterns in water management identified by David Zetland
- The economist’s viewpoint on the monopolistic structure of water utilities
- The difference between the value of water, the price of water and the cost of water
- The cost of scarcity as an externality in the price of water
- The economist’s viewpoint on water rate structures
- Why David doesn’t like increasing block rates
- David’s viewpoint on time-of-use rates for water utilities
- David’s viewpoint on seasonal rates for water utilities
- An economist’s thoughts on reusing wastewater
- David’s new book, Living with Water Scarcity
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