California's Water Problems: Why a Comprehensive Solution Makes Sense

Simon, Leo and Susan Stratton.

from ARE Update Vol. 11, No. 5, May/June, 2008

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Abstract

California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta faces a very uncertain future. Policymakers and stakeholders in the state are actively negotiating how to improve the health of the Delta ecosystem while protecting agricultural and urban water supplies. Using a bargaining-theoretic framework, we argue that failing to include aboveground storage and conveyance expenditures in the negotiations may distort the apparent trade-offs between other options.

Keywords

California Delta, water policy, agricultural water, urban water supplies

Citation

Simon, Leo and Susan Stratton. "California's Water Problems: Why a Comprehensive Solution Makes Sense." ARE Update 11(5)(2008):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2008/11/5/californias-water-problem/