The Hydrological Spread – Market incentives to solve our Water Use Dilemma?


the water cycle

the water cycle

The Oil Sands Float Rights strategy … proposes to seed a market incentive to curtail waste during Oil Sands extraction.  Could we apply the strategy to protect Aquifers?

Successful water management and conservation is a key factor in any plan to improve where we live.

Could we apply the concept of “anticipated future value” of public resources to minimize aquifer loss?

Could we combine it with the idea that the hydrological water cycle has a leverageable financial spread–the Hydrological Spread–to resolve the wicked problem of our water use dilemma; …our “water tragedy of the commons?

Oil Sands Float Rights blog post here, and PDF file here.

Water Float Rights PDF file here.


Dave Huer