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Water as a Commodity - Forward Markets are emerging

Graham Watson

17th July 2022

In California and Australia investors can now bet on the cost of water.

This FT video looks at the commodification of water in California and Australia and the development of forward markets for water. California and Australia are now allowing investors to bet on the fluctuating cost of water.

It's a thought-provoking clip, not least because it raises some interesting issues: property rights, the UK's privatisation of water, and pollution.

Water as a Commodity - Forward Markets make an appearance

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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