Linking Forests to Faucets

New work by UNM colleagues (Dadhi Adhikari and others) suggests municipal water users are willing to pay for work to improve the health of the watersheds that supply the city’s water – in this case Albuquerque:

Econometric results show evidence of … significant public support for forest restoration – linking forests to faucets.

(Dadhi is a UNM economics grad student, the other three authors are UNM econ faculty, all affiliated with the UNM Water Resources Program.)


  1. I wrote an article that appears in this month’s (March) Green Fire Times that encourages watershed and forest managers to create more meadows to improve biodiversity and water supply.

  2. When I saw the headline I was hoping for a discussion about how overgrowth of our forests has reduced water available for spring and stream flow.

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