Episode 1 – November 2019
We join economist, educator and author David Zetland in Amsterdam, Holland, where he discusses his book Living with Scarcity and the political and social aspects of water as resource from bottled water and commodification to social challenges and human right to water.
David Zetland is a university lecturer at Leiden University College, where he teaches classes on economics, sustainability and entrepreneurship. He received his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Davis, held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy at UC Berkeley, and searved as a Senior Water Economist at Wageningen University. He also taught at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He actively blogs and has written three books: The End of Abundance: economic solutions to water scarcity, Living with Water Scarcity, and The Best of Aguanomics. David lives in Amsterdam.
Reading from ‘Fragment’ by Craig Russell.
We join old-growth forest lover and adventurer Ira Sutherland in Vancouver, where he talks about his research on historical dynamics of forested landscapes across BC and the unprecedented natural disturbances the world is facing today.