By Matthew Brodsky, Editor, Wharton Magazine
The price of oil is bobbing below $30 a barrel—perhaps we’re close to a point where water will actually be valued more than black gold. Then again, until we come to appreciate water’s true scarcity, the price will always be too low. And things that aren’t valued … we know what happens to them. They’re wasted and abused. One alumnus is grappling with this problem.
“How do we advance innovative solutions to water management in the absence of a price that captures the resource’s value?”
Those are the words of Nimesh Modak WG’15, a Wharton grad who earned a concurrent MPA at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.