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Dr. Rodney T. Smith

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President

Local Address: Upland, California, United States
Stratecon Inc
 
Background

Employment History

  • Senior Vice President
    Stratecon Inc
  • Senior Vice President, Co-Editor Water Strategist
    Stratecon Inc
  • President
    Baja Norte Water Resources , LLC
  • President and Managing Director
    Strategic Water Management LLC
  • Managing Member
    Strategic Water Management LLC

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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Rodney T. Smith, Ph. D., ...
www.stratwater.com, 22 Nov 2014 [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 affilitated 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, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc., to Moderate Panel at the Milken Institute's California Summit
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc. will be moderating a panel discussion, The Water Challenge: Doing More with Less, at the Milken Institute's California Summit.
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc. to Participate in Sigma Xi Annual Meeting
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc. will be participating in the Critical Issues in Science: Water and Food debates at this year's Sigma Xi Annual Meeting.
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.
Water Strategist - About Rodney Smith
www.waterstrategist.com, 19 Sept 2011 [cached]
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RODNEY T. SMITH Senior Vice President Co-Editor Water Strategist
Rodney Smith is President and Managing Director of Strategic Water Management LLC, a water supply development company and Senior Vice President of Stratecon Inc, an economics and strategic planning consulting firm specializing in the economics, finance, law, and politics of water resources. He is involved as a partner or 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 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. Recently, Rod worked on the IID/San Diego County Water Authority Agreement and the settlement of Colorado River disputes on behalf of the Imperial Irrigation District. He has also served as an expert witness in the economic valuation of groundwater resources and disputes over the economic interpretation of water contracts.
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 two paid-circulation publications Water Strategist: A Quarterly Analysis of Water Marketing, Finance, Legislation, and Litigation, and Water Intelligence Monthly, a supplement reporting on recent developments in federal, state and local water policy. In January 1999, these publications were combined into a monthly web-based publication and information service, Water Strategist, which extended its coverage to include developments in the emerging private corporate participation in western water matters. 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.
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D. ...
www.stratwater.com, 26 June 2014 [cached]
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D. Recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication June 26, 2014
Claremont, CA -(PR.com)- Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D. of Claremont, California has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of water resource consulting.
About Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D. Dr. Smith has over 35 years experience in the water resource consulting field. He is the President of Stratecon, Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in economics, finance, law and the politics of water resources. He is responsible for overall operations specializing in water policy, financing and the politics of water resources and finance law. Dr. Smith is a 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, and Co-Manager of Northern California Water Partners LLC. He is a founding member of Professionals for Water Supply Reliability and an advisor in the acquisition of water rights throughout the western U.S. and in the sale and leasing of water rights and water supplies. Dr. Smith 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. He has published two books. He was born on June 23, 1948 in Fresno, California and obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1976. Dr. Smith's work history is extensive in the water resource field. In his spare time he enjoys golf and playing the guitar. Further information can be obtained at www.stratwater.com.
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Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc., to Moderate Panel at the Milken Institute's California Summit
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc. will be moderating a panel discussion, The Water Challenge: Doing More with Less, at the Milken Institute's California Summit.
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc. to Participate in Sigma Xi Annual Meeting
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc. will be participating in the Critical Issues in Science: Water and Food debates at this year's Sigma Xi Annual Meeting.
Stratwater | Powered by Stratecon Inc.
www.stratwater.com, 22 Nov 2014 [cached]
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc., to Moderate Panel at the Milken Institute's California Summit
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc. will be moderating a panel discussion, The Water Challenge: Doing More with Less, at the Milken Institute's California Summit.
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc. to Participate in Sigma Xi Annual Meeting
Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of Stratecon Inc. will be participating in the Critical Issues in Science: Water and Food debates at this year's Sigma Xi Annual Meeting.
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