Nuts Over Water

TitleNuts Over Water
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Connolly, P, Althaus, RA, Malm, H
Date Published01/2016
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractAs California deals with its multi-year drought, stakeholders are looking for solutions, and, some say, for scapegoats. Farmers feel put upon. Residents feel put upon. Industry feels put upon. Certainly the Almond Board of California feels that their favorite nut is being maligned unfairly. Almond production takes a large amount of water, and California is home to 100% of the U.S. supply of almosts and exports 70% of its crop globally. Some water advocates are claiming that almond producers are essentially selling California water abroad during a water crisis.  
NotesCase from the 2016 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Championship.