Water Governance with Manny Teodoro

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Manny Teodoro, Associate Professor at Texas A&M, delivers an insightful and fun interview. Manny discusses the public vs. private ownership models, the benefits and dangers of each (yes, publicly owned systems are not inherently beneficial), and other water governance issues. Manny also describes decoupling and how it factors into water governance models. Manny lives up to his billing as a great and thoughtful guest.

Here’s one of Manny’s money quotes from this great interview: “We need to be able to trace the relationships between the political decisions that drive investments and the outcomes for public health and economic growth.”

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The political aspects of water governance
  • The credit claiming vs. blame avoidance paradigm
  • Perverse incentives for investor-owned water systems
  • How regulation tempers those perverse incentives
  • Perverse incentives for publicly owned water systems
  • Decoupling - what it is, how it works & why the water sector has been slow to adopt it

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