Sustainability Science Program

Scott Moore

Scott Moore

Period at SSP: Fall 2012-Spring 2014
Appointment title at SSP:
Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science (AY ’13-14); Giorgio Ruffolo Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science (AY ’13-14)
Research project title at SSP:
Market-based responses to water scarcity in China
Faculty host at SSP:
Henry Lee
Final SSP progress report on file:
Progress report
Documents produced drawing on fellowship research:
Most recent institutional appointment on file:
US Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of China and Mongolia
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Most recent website on file:
Most recent CV on file:
This entry last updated on:
October 24, 2014



Moore, Scott. 2014. Hydropolitics in China: The pursuit of localized preferences in a centralized system. The China Quarterly. 218:1-21.

Moore, Scott. 2014. Modernisation, authoritarianism, and the environment: The politics of China’s South–North Water Transfer Project, Environmental Politics, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2014.943544.

Moore, Scott. 2014. Pollution Without Revolution: Why China’s environmental crisis won’t bring down the regime. Foreign Affairs, Web, July 28.

Moore, Scott. 2014. The United States of China. New York Times, March 12.

Moore, Scott. 2014. Why China Needs new institutions to cope with looming water scarcity. Scholars Strategy Network Key Findings, Scholars Strategy Network, March.


Moore, Scott. 2013. California’s sub-national diplomacy: The right approach. The Diplomat, October 11.

Moore, Scott. 2013. Calming the West's water wars. Los Angeles Times. May 3.

Moore, Scott. 2013. China must strengthen its institutions before unleashing market forces. South China Morning Post, November 19.

Moore, Scott. 2013. China needs more people power to control pollution. World Politics Review. March 20.

Moore, Scott. 2013. China's massive water problem. International Herald Tribune. March 29.

Moore, Scott. 2013. Cooperation, not litigation, best for managing water resources. Orlando Sentinel, September 30.

Moore, Scott. 2013. Dilemmas of Regional Governance: Sub-National Territorial Politics and River Basin Management in the USA, France, China, and India. Dissertation submitted for PhD in Politics. Oxford, UK: University of Oxford.

Moore, Scott. 2013. The people are Beijing's ally in fight for cleaner air. South China Morning Post. January 23.

Moore, Scott. 2013. The Politics of Thirst: Managing Water Resources under Scarcity in the Yellow River Basin, People’s Republic of China. Discussion Paper 2013-08, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Sustainability Science Program, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.

Moore, Scott. 2013. Water resource issues, policy and politics in China. Issue Brief.  John L Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution: Washington, DC.

Moore, Scott. 2013. What’s the most critical and under-appreciated issue in international security? World peace. Power and Policy. February 7.

Murthy, Sharmila, Laura Pereira, Alicia Harley, Daniel Shemie, Eunjee Lee, Patricia Guardabassi, Chao Zhang, and Scott Moore. 2013. The Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Helping Decision-Makers Meet Food, Energy and Water (FEW) Needs. Sustainability Science Program Working Paper No. 2013-02, November. Sustainability Science Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

The Editors. 2013. Global Insider: China May move toward water-sharing agreements. World Politics Review. Feb 27.


Moore, Scott. 2012. Are we destined to fight over scarce water resources? International Security Network. October 16.