97: The Value of Water in Real Life with Dr. Manny Teodoro
Dr. Teodoro personifies the value of water. He’s been preaching the importance of affordability and rate structures in the water sector since 2005. His bold voice ensures the impact of the cost to do business in the water sector doesn’t supersede the human right to water. We talk with Dr. Teodoro about his thoughts on affordability and rates, plus how utilities can drop the prevent defense model and adopt achievement cultures.
Dr. Manny Teodoro works at the intersection of politics, public policy, and public management. His research focuses mainly on U.S. environmental policy and implementation, including empirical analyses of environmental justice. In addition to academic studies, Professor Teodoro pursues a line of applied research on utility management, policy, and finance. He’s developed novel methods for analyzing utility rate equity and affordability, and works on these issues directly with governments and water sector leaders across the United States.
Professor Teodoro also studies public management and bureaucratic politics, emphasizing labor markets as political phenomena and predictors of organizational performance. His award-winning book, Bureaucratic Ambition (2011, Johns Hopkins), argues that ambition shapes administrators’ decisions to innovate and to engage in politics, with important consequences for innovation and democratic governance.
Professor Teodoro’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Water Research Foundation, and Cascade Water Alliance, and has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Policy Studies Journal, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Public Policy, AWWA Water Science, American Review of Public Administration, Water Security, Journal AWWA, and PS: Political Science & Politics. @mpteodoro
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