Brent Haddad

Not an Accident? Understanding Why One Billion People Worldwide Lack Reliable Drinking Water

 

The first lecture will be on April 27th at 4:00 p.m. and we are very happy to have Brent Haddad, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies as our inaugural speaker. Professor Haddad is an authority on water issues, and in 1999 published the book Rivers of Gold: Designing Markets to Allocate Water in California (HD1694.C2 H23 1999).

 

He is currently working on a new book in which he will discuss the issue of worldwide potable water.

 

His lecture, entitled, “Not an Accident? Understanding Why One Billion People Worldwide Lack Reliable Drinking Water”, will begin with a summary of data on the global drinking water and wastewater treatment crises. While these problems historically have been viewed as failures of economic development and international aid programs, Prof. Haddad will provide an alternative approach. He will explain how insights from Coalition Theory, a branch of economic game theory, applied to international relations can help explain who gets reliable drinking water in the world and who doesn't. Prof. Haddad will conclude his talk with implications and recommendations for improving access to drinking water worldwide.


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Brent Haddad
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

Not an Accident? Understanding Why One Billion People Worldwide Lack Reliable Drinking Water

Tuesday, April 27, 2004
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
S&E Library Current Periodicals Room