• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
  • 00:33    |    
    Why do people have problems with property rights of water?
  • 01:50    |    
    How do you properly define these rights?
  • 03:26    |    
    What is the role of government regarding property rights of water?
  • 04:28    |    
    How to address the view that water should have a common use rather than an exclusive one?
  • 05:33.5    |    
    What would you recommend to a student who wants to obtain information about property rights of water?
  • 06:26    |    
    Where can people find examples of the proper uses of water?
  • 08:02    |    
    Final words
  • 08:08    |    
    Final credits

Property Rights of Water

New Media  | 17 de marzo de 2010  | Vistas: 19

About this video

Property rights are critical for a free society to work properly.  In this interview, Randy T. Simmons shares some facts about the property rights of water.  He talks about the essential issues they currently face and comments on how government intervention affects these types of rights.  Simmons finally mentions the relationship of scarcity and high demand of this vital resource and how some countries with a roman legal tradition have legislations regarding this important matter.


Property Rights of Water
Randy T. Simmons

Special Collections Room
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, March 17, 2010

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, March 2010.
Camera: Sergio Miranda, Mario Estrada; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content reviser: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz


Political economist and professor


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