Market Insight

06/24/2016 WestWater Research to attend the 2016 Tribal Water Summit in Fort Hall

The Western US is facing a new era of water challenges, whether it is dealing with drought, mitigating climate change, or dealing with realities of water use conflicts. Tribes are at the center of this challenge, holding large water rights... Read More 

The Western US is facing a new era of water challenges, whether it is dealing with drought, mitigating climate change, or dealing with realities of water use conflicts. Tribes are at the center of this challenge, holding large water rights and acting as local water managers.  The 2016 Tribal Water Summit will bring together Tribal voices and subject-matter experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Tribes are facing. The summit will go beyond Tribal water right basics, and provide unique content on how Tribes are managing water in this new era.

Visit the website for more information

www.tribalwatersummit.com

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05/11/2016 Tribal Water Lease Provides Critical Water for Idaho Groundwater Users

WestWater is pleased to announce that the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have entered into a landmark water lease agreement with the Idaho Ground Water Appropriators (IGWA) to lease 45,000 acre-feet of water that helps to settle a longstanding feud between surface water and... Read More 

ShoshoneTWRD_LowRezWestWater is pleased to announce that the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have entered into a landmark water lease agreement with the Idaho Ground Water Appropriators (IGWA) to lease 45,000 acre-feet of water that helps to settle a longstanding feud between surface water and groundwater right owners in the Upper Snake River Basin of Idaho.  Following a decade of litigation and conflict, the Surface Water Coalition representing senior-priority surface water rights signed a 2015 settlement agreement with IGWA, who represents 8 large groundwater districts in southern Idaho.  The settlement agreement requires mandatory reductions in groundwater use as well as an obligation to provide additional streamflows in the Snake River for mitigating the effects of groundwater use.  The Tribes will be providing the bulk of this streamflow mitigation obligation through dedicated water releases from its storage rights in American Falls and Palisades reservoirs.  Since 1998, the Tribes have developed and operated an active water marketing program which has provided water for instream flows, hydropower, and now mitigation as benefits to Idaho and its water users. Elese Teton, who is Director of the Tribal Water Resources Department, said that “the Tribes are pleased to finalize this lease agreement with IGWA and to utilize the Tribal Water Bank to help implement solutions to one of the most important water conflicts facing the Upper Snake River Basin.”  WestWater Research provides ongoing consulting and advisory services to the Tribes in managing the water marketing program.

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IGWA, tribes reach long-term water lease agreement

Tribes ratify long-term water lease with IGWA

For more on tribal water marketing: 

The Tribal Water Resources Department is hosting a workshop on tribal water rights and water marketing.

Join us on August 11th in Fort Hall, Idaho.

 

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03/21/2016 WestWater Research is Hiring

WestWater Research is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill positions in our Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona offices. We are looking for a Research Analyst to join our Phoenix, AZ team.  The Research Analyst is responsible for researching and analyzing water right trading... Read More 

WestWater Research is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill positions in our Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona offices.

We are looking for a Research Analyst to join our Phoenix, AZ team.  The Research Analyst is responsible for researching and analyzing water right trading activity in key market areas and providing general support to valuation, transaction, and economic consulting projects.  This is a crucial position and  provides an opportunity for growth and advancement to senior level management within the company.

Please download the complete job description and application procedures below:

Research Analyst 2016

WestWater Research is seeking a graduate student for a Summer 2016 internship position in our Colorado, Idaho, or Arizona offices. This internship is an ideal opportunity for those who are seeking professional experience in water resource economics and finance that includes applied experience in water resource asset valuation and pricing, water rights marketing, and water project consulting. WestWater has a tradition of hiring interns upon graduation and is actively seeking an early stage professional interested in developing a career with the company.

Please download the complete intern position details and application procedures below:

2016 Summer Internship

 

 

 

 

 

 

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02/22/2016 Webinar: 2016 Water Market Outlook: Performance, Growth and Trends in the Water Rights and Water Resource Development Sector

WestWater Research’s annual water market webinar provides critical insight on performance, growth and trends in the water rights and water resource development sector. Our analysts provide an overview of market fundamentals, and a detailed update on market size, trading activity... Read More 

WestWater Research’s annual water market webinar provides critical insight on performance, growth and trends in the water rights and water resource development sector. Our analysts provide an overview of market fundamentals, and a detailed update on market size, trading activity and price trends.  In addition, water resource development activity and water entitlement prices are forecasted for the coming year.

Please join WestWater for the first installment of the 2016 webinar series: The 2016 Water Market Outlook: Performance, Growth and Trends in the Water Rights and Water Resource Development Sector taking place on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM eastern time.

Click here for more information and registration details

Click here for a full agenda

 

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02/17/2016 Q1 2016 Water Market Insider: Colorado’s South Platte Basin Water Rights Market

The water rights market in Colorado’s South Platte Basin is one of the most active in the United States.  This basin encompasses the northeast quadrant of Colorado. To address this spatial divide between water supply and demand, Front Range agricultural, municipal,... Read More 

The water rights market in Colorado’s South Platte Basin is one of the most active in the United States.  This basin encompasses the northeast quadrant of Colorado. To address this spatial divide between water supply and demand, Front Range agricultural, municipal, and industrial water users have looked to market transactions of water rights to accommodate new and expanding uses. The current issue of the Water Market Insider discusses the divide between water supply and demand.

Click here for the full report

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02/11/2016 WestWater 2016 Internship Position

WestWater Research is now seeking applicants for the 2016 summer internship position. Qualified individuals will be current MBA students or Bachelors graduates in economics or finance.  Applications are due by March 31st. 2016 Summer Internship Description If you are interested in... Read More 

WestWater Research is now seeking applicants for the 2016 summer internship position. Qualified individuals will be current MBA students or Bachelors graduates in economics or finance.  Applications are due by March 31st.

2016 Summer Internship Description

If you are interested in an internship with WestWater, please send your cover letter and resume to employment@waterexchange.com.

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02/10/2016 Texas Legislature: Water Market Hearing

Clay Landry, Managing Director of WestWater Research along with Wes Strickland of Jackson Walker, LLP recently testified as part of an expert panel before the Texas House of Representatives – Natural Resources Committee regarding the status of water markets in Texas. This testimony was provided as part of an... Read More 

Clay Landry, Managing Director of WestWater Research along with Wes Strickland of Jackson Walker, LLP recently testified as part of an expert panel before the Texas House of Representatives – Natural Resources Committee regarding the status of water markets in Texas. This testimony was provided as part of an interim committee’s charge to evaluate of the status of water markets in Texas and the potential benefits and challenges of expanded markets for water. Read what Clay and Wes had to say about water markets in Texas.

Committee Introduction and Overview

Texas Water Market Presentation

Wes Strickland Testimony

 

 

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01/20/2016 The Adaptors Part II: He Bought the Water

Earlier this year WestWater Research helped reporter Ryan Bradley fulfill his quest to buy water by arranging a lease with the Shoshone Bannock Tribes Water Bank. Ryan was able to rent 10 acre-feet for instream flow use. Ryan started his... Read More 

Earlier this year WestWater Research helped reporter Ryan Bradley fulfill his quest to buy water by arranging a lease with the Shoshone Bannock Tribes Water Bank. Ryan was able to rent 10 acre-feet for instream flow use. Ryan started his quest expecting to find steely-eyed water traders.  What he found was a much different water market. Hear his journey and more about the Shoshone Bannock Tribes’ water bank.

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12/15/2015 Brett Bovee offers insight at recent DARCA alternative ag transfer workshops

Brett Bovee of WestWater Research was one of the featured speakers at a workshop on December 9th at Pueblo Community College hosted by the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance. The workshop studied the economic, legal and political issues surrounding alternative transfer methods in... Read More 

Brett Bovee of WestWater Research was one of the featured speakers at a workshop on December 9th at Pueblo Community College hosted by the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance. The workshop studied the economic, legal and political issues surrounding alternative transfer methods in Colorado.

In a recent article published by The Pueblo Chieftain, reporter Chris Woodka quoted the WestWater Regional Director  during his discussion about water leasing and its economic impact on agriculture.

Read the full Chieftain article here

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10/19/2015 October 2015 Water Market Insider: The Value of Irrigated Agriculture in the Western States

Water carries significant value for agriculture in the West. Agriculture is the largest water user in the region, representing over 80% of total use. The sector is also an important part of the West’s economy, generating more than $90 billion... Read More 

Water carries significant value for agriculture in the West. Agriculture is the largest water user in the region, representing over 80% of total use. The sector is also an important part of the West’s economy, generating more than $90 billion in total farm revenue for the region. One measure of the value of water in agriculture is the revenue generated from each acre-foot water used for irrigation.

In the most recent Water Market Insider, WestWater Research has compiled water usage and agricultural data to illustrate how water usage and agricultural revenue vary across the West.

Click here to read the full report

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