Earlier this month, I noted that demand side management policies need to take human behavior into account if they are going to be successful. The same is apparently true for policies to reduce water consumption in drought-stricken areas. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California provides economic incentives for certain water conservation measures, including installing water efficient toilets and ripping out grass to install landscaping that does not consume as much water. All good, right?
Well, apparently the water savings from installing… More