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Initial credits
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Environmental problems with water
Unavailability of water for human use
Environmentally damaging uses
Absence of water for environmental uses
Poor quality of water
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Economic problems of water
Price of water
Wasteful water uses
Transferable water rights
Incentive to invest in supplying water 
Price of water quality
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Water markets: Solution to environmental and economic problems
Low cost signal mechanisms
Information needed for government planning
Inexpensive transmission of information
Relative scarcity
Engaging in complex transactions
Dynamic signal mechanisms
Incentive to create new knowledge
Incentives to develop new technologies
Invest in new sources of water
Efficient use of resource
The real price of water
Diverse ends
Disadvantages of political discretion
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Solution of water problems
Unavailability for human use
Environmentally damaging uses
Absence of water for environmental uses
Poor water quality
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Why do farmes have so much influence in the US Congress?
How can Guatemala open a market for water distribution?
How can investing in Water Desalinization technology reduce water scarcity?
Comment: Regulation of water pricing for industrial and agricultural use
Water consumption for household use
Access to private water markets
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Final credits




Markets and Water

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About this video

The environmental and economic problems of water are: Unavailability for human use, environmentally damaging uses, absence for environmental uses, economically wasteful uses, and poor quality. Water Markets solve these problems by creating low cost signal mechanisms, dynamic signal mechanisms, incentives to create new knowledge, and tolerate diverse ends. The main criticisms for Water Markets are the existence of externalities, natural monopolies, and poverty.

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Markets and Water
Seminary "Human Nature: Destructive or Creative?"
Andrew Morriss

Business School EN-601
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, November 4, 2006
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, November 2006

Translation: Gretel de Ippisch; camera: Sergio Miranda, Alexander Arauz; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index: Christiaan Ketelaar; text reviser: Katty Schellenger; GML: Pedro David España

Andrew Morriss is D. Paul Jones Jr. & Charlene Angelich Jones Chairholder of Law at The University of Alabama School…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín