Solving water scarcity: markets, prices and property rights


  • 20/10/2011
Speaker: Tom Le Quesne, Senior Policy Advisor, World Wildlife Fund
Chair and Respondent: Sir Ian Byatt, Former Chairman, Water Industry Commission for Scotland

How can the problem of water scarcity be solved? Taking a market-based approach to encourage water conservation unveils many opportunities, and this lecture will assess possible designs for the effective allocation and management of water rights.

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. Now in their twentieth year, the lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999.

Taking place every Thursday between 22nd September and 10th November this year, the events will begin with registration at 6.30pm at the Institute of Directors. Delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. An industry-leading speaker will address the audience for one hour and a specialist will give a short response before handing over to the floor for further discussion. Each lecture will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.

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