Hoover Institution speaker coming to UW-Madison

An expert on using market approaches to spark environmental improvement
will speak in Madison next week.

Terry Anderson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will speak on
“Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Sell,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday,
Feb. 19, at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus, 702 Langdon St.

Anderson said his lecture will focus on how water markets can work,
discuss the importance of clear and transferable water rights, provide
evidence of working water markets, and suggest how water markets could
be primed to do more, especially in the Great Lakes region.

Anderson, a resource economist, is executive director of the Property
and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Mont. His research helped
launch the idea of free market environmentalism and prompted public
debate over the proper role of government in managing resources. He says
his work shows that “private property rights encourage resource
stewardship and market incentives harness individual initiative for
protecting environmental quality.”

Anderson’s speech, sponsored by the UW-Madison La Follette School of
Public Affairs and Sand County Foundation, is free and open to the
public. For information, contact Terry Shelton at 262.3038 or
[email protected]