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 over consumption 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 democracy, particularly in environmental and natural resource policy, water policy, watershed governance, and sustainability.

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.