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Dr. Rodney T. Smith

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President

Phone: (909) ***-**** ext. ***  
Email: r***@***.com
Stratecon Inc
1490 N. Claremont Blvd, Suite 203
Claremont , California 91711
United States

Company Description: Stratecon, Inc. is a strategic planning and economics consulting firm specializing in water and other natural resources. By bringing together the disciplines of...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Ph.D. Recognized
  • Ph.D. of Claremont , California
  • Ph.D. , Economics
    University of Chicago
  • Ph. D.
  • Bachelor of Arts , Economics
    University of California at Los Angeles
  • Ph.D. , Economics
    University of Chicago
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About Rodney T. Smith
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc.-an economics and strategic planning consulting firm-advises public and private sector water users on the acquisition, sale and leasing of water rights and water supplies in the western U.S. He is routinely involved in economic valuation of water rights, water investments, and negotiation of water acquisition and transportation agreements and has served as an expert witness in the economic valuation of groundwater resources, disputes over the economic interpretation of water contracts, economics of water conservation and water use practices, and the socio-economic impacts of land fallowing. For more information, see www.stratwater.com.
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Rodney - are you aware that the original SWP contracts contained a clause that allowed the contracted amount to be reduced based on actual water available.
Strategic Water - About Rod Smith
www.waterstrategist.com, 15 June 2014 [cached]
Rodney T. Smith Strategic Water - About Rod Smith
ABOUT US
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D.
Rodney T. Smith is President of Stratecon Inc, an economics and strategic planning consulting firm specializing in the economics, finance, law, and politics of water resources; managing member of Strategic Water Management LLC , manager of private investment entities for water resources; President of Baja Norte Water Resources, LLC, a project developer of bi-national water projects; Co-Manager of Northern California Water Partners LLC, a group developing private-public partnerships for infrastructure financing of water projects. Dr. Smith is also a founding member of Professionals for Water Supply Reliability , a non-profit voluntary association of professionals concerned about the water supply reliability in California.
Dr. Smith is also involved as an advisor in the acquisition of water rights throughout the western United States and in the sale and leasing of water rights and water supplies to public and private sector water users. He has consulted extensively for public and private sector clients, including high net worth investors, on business and public policy issues concerning water resources, including California's Drought Water Bank, the government of New South Wales, Australia's effort to privatize irrigation organizations, and the eco­nomic, financial, legal, and political dimensions of water transactions in many western states. Rod worked on the IID/San Diego County Water Authority Agreement, the settlement of Colorado River disputes on behalf of the Imperial Irrigation District, and the acquisition of 42,000 acres from the United States Filter Corporation, a unit of Veolia Environment. He is routinely involved in economic valuation of water rights, water investments, and negotiation of water acquisition and transportation agreements. He has also served as an expert witness in the economic valuation of groundwater resources, disputes over the economic interpretation of water contracts, economics of water conservation and water use practices, and the socio-economic impacts of land fallowing. Recently, Rod has served as a consultant to a major new water transfer study by the Western Governors' Association and the Western States Water Council.
Dr. Smith has written extensively on the law, economics, and finance of water re­sources and water policy. In 1987, he created and became co-editor of Stratecon's paid-circulation publication Water Strategist: A Quarterly Analysis of Water Marketing, Fi­nance, Legislation, and Litigation, In January 1999, the publication became a monthly web-based publication ( www.waterstrategist.com) and information service, Water Strategist, which extended its coverage to include developments in the emerging private corporate participation in western water matters. In addition, Stratecon Inc. introduced The Water Strategist Community , (www.waterchat.com) a web-based news portal providing free access to the direct press releases and important reports from over 300 public agencies and water firms. WSC currently has a monthly use of over 50,000 hits. In 2011, Stratecon stopped publishing Water Strategist and replaced it with a contract research service based on its proprietary database.
Rod is also known for his books Troubled Waters: Financing Water in the West and Trading Water: A Legal Framework for Water Marketing , sponsored by the Ford Foundation through grants to the Council of Governors' Policy Advisors.
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Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and a Bach­elor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to making a full-time commitment to the private sector, he was a professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College for fifteen years, Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy, and a member of the editorial board of Economic Inquiry, the professional economics research journal of the Western Economics Association. In 1989, he was the John M. Olin Visiting Professor of Law and Economics at Columbia Law School. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was also a visiting assistant professor of economics at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, where he also served as the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the Economy and the State , founded by the late Nobel Prize winner in economics, George Stigler. Rod started his career after graduate school as an economist at the RAND Corporation. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University and on the Board of the Reed Institute of Decision Sciences, Claremont McKenna College.
About | EFD Corp.
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Rod Smith
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Rodney T. Smith Vice President of Business Development for North America
As EFD's Vice President of Business Development, Rodney Smith's focus is on the economics, strategic planning, development and implementation of the firm's business strategy as it relates to securing partnerships, arranging plant locations and raising capital for the development of EFD's mobile toxic clean-up units and utility scale desalination plants.
Dr. Smith specializes in the economics, finance and policy of water resources throughout the western United States. Over the span of his 40+ years of consulting in this area, he has been actively involved as an advisor in the acquisition of water rights, the sale and leasing of water rights and water supplies to public and private sector water users. He is routinely involved in the economic valuation of water rights, water investments and the negotiation of water acquisition and transportation agreements. In addition to being an author, Rodney has also performed studies on economic risk of water shortages, and valuation of surface water and ground water storage. He has also served as expert witness in civil litigation involving valuation of surface and groundwater rights, breach of contracts, takings, groundwater contamination and groundwater adjudications.
Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to making a full time commitment to the private sector, he was a professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College for fifteen years and a Research Economist at RAND Corporation. Rod is involved in many private ventures, serves on various Boards, and through his consulting firm provides internship opportunities for undergraduate students from surrounding colleges.
About Us | Stratwater
www.stratwater.com, 28 Sept 2015 [cached]
? Rodney T. Smith, Ph. D., President Rodney T. Smith is President of Stratecon Inc., an economics and strategic planning consulting firm specializing in the economics, finance, law, and politics of water resources. He was also manager of a water rights fund in 2005 for DB Zwirn, lead a water rights and infrastructure project for investors through Southwest Texas Water Resources, L.P. and currently serves as President of Baja Norte Water Resources LLC and an affiliated Mexican entity involving the marketing of desalinated Mexican seawater in the United States. Rod is also currently involved in the early stage, start-up of a water company in Texas.
Rod is involved as an advisor in the acquisition of water rights throughout the western United States and in the sale and leasing of water rights and water supplies to public and private sector water users. He has consulted extensively for public and private sector clients, including high net worth investors, on business and public policy issues concerning water resources. Recently, Rod served as a consultant to a major new water transfer study by the Western Governors' Association and the Western States Water Council.
Rod received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
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Rodney T. Smith Stratecon News
Stratecon Inc.
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About Rodney T. Smith
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc.-an economics and strategic planning consulting firm-advises public and private sector water users on the acquisition, sale and leasing of water rights and water supplies in the western U.S. He is routinely involved in economic valuation of water rights, water investments, and negotiation of water acquisition and transportation agreements and has served as an expert witness in the economic valuation of groundwater resources, disputes over the economic interpretation of water contracts, economics of water conservation and water use practices, and the socio-economic impacts of land fallowing. For more information, see www.stratwater.com.
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An interesting and timely piece, Rod.
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