The Wicked Problem of Food, Water, and Energy in Irrigated Systems: Local Solutions for Global Problems

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour This week, we feature a lecture delivered by Dr. Edward Weber, a professor of political science and public policy at Oregon State University.

Professor Weber’s lecture focuses on the overconsumption of water and how so much overuse could present an array of problems, especially in the context of our energy demands and population growth.

Weber’s research focuses on the roles that bureaucracy and regulation play in a democracy, particularly in environmental and natural resource policy, water policy, watershed governance, and sustainability. Issues pertinent to Utah’s arid climate and to the 68th Annual United Nations Civil Society Conference held in Salt Lake City this week, which is focused on “Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities.”

Professor Weber has previously consulted for multiple government agencies including the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. General Accounting Office, and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, among others.

Weber’s talk was recorded on February 5th, 2019.