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.
We join Canadian author Merilyn Ruth Liddel in Calgary, Alberta, where she talks about her latest speculative book Tomorrow, her love for trees and her eco-activism in her community of Crows Nest Pass.
We join Canadian poet and writer, Lucia Gorea, from Vancouver, British Columbia, to talk about her latest book, ‘Yukon, the Polar Bear,’ and how she manages to write in so many literary genres.