Market Insight

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.

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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.

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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.

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09/22/2015 Q3 2015 Water Market Insider: WestWater Research Announces 2014 Water Rights Price Index Results

WestWater Research is pleased to announce the 2014 Water Right Pricing Index update.  Water right prices continued to build on a strong 2013 with another year of double digit gains in 2014. Driven by drought, increased real estate development, and... Read More 

WestWater Research is pleased to announce the 2014 Water Right Pricing Index update.  Water right prices continued to build on a strong 2013 with another year of double digit gains in 2014. Driven by drought, increased real estate development, and continued economic recovery, water right prices soared to new highs.

 This edition of the Water Market Insider contains detailed analysis of the WRPIx, including major market moving regions and market drivers contributing to the strong price appreciation.  In addition, the current and historic performance of the WRPIx is compared with other leading indices.

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08/18/2015 Trading Water Amid California’s Drought

Ongoing drought conditions in California continue to enforce the state’s need for regulation, legislation, and modernization when it comes to water rights.  A recent article published by Bloomberg Business Week explains how the history of water trading in California impacts... Read More 

Ongoing drought conditions in California continue to enforce the state’s need for regulation, legislation, and modernization when it comes to water rights.  A recent article published by Bloomberg Business Week explains how the history of water trading in California impacts the current water market, and how innovation can help rural and urban areas meet current and future water needs.  Clay Landry, Managing Director of WestWater Research offers insight on how compromise and creativity can ease conflict.

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07/21/2015 Matt Payne Named Newest WestWater Principal

 Matt Payne has been named WestWater's newest Principal effective July 1, 2015. Matt leads the firm’s Phoenix office, and focuses his practice on water resource development and water asset transactions.  He advises a broad range of private, public, and non-profit sector... Read More 

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 Matt Payne has been named WestWater’s newest Principal effective July 1, 2015.

Matt leads the firm’s Phoenix office, and focuses his practice on water resource development and water asset transactions.  He advises a broad range of private, public, and non-profit sector clients on economic, financial, and strategic issues related to water supply planning and implementation.  In recent years, Matt has been engaged by Arizona’s largest water provider to lead planning and implementation of the most extensive renewable water acquisition program in the United States.  The program has executed nearly $100 million in water transactions, ranging from rotational farm fallowing agreements to acquisition and development of reclaimed water.

For private equity and industrial clients, Matt originates water and wastewater investments, and leads due diligence in support of transactions.  He frequently works as a part of multidisciplinary teams, contributing economic and financial analytical capabilities to water resource and integrated utility planning projects.  Matt holds an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a B.A. in economics from Colorado College.  He has published extensively in industry and peer-reviewed journals.

“We are delighted to recognize the tremendous value that Matt provides to our clients,” says WestWater Research Managing Director Clay Landry.  “Matt embodies the qualities of outstanding client service, integrity, skill, and work ethic that differentiate WestWater from other firms, and enable our team to deliver superior results for clients.  We are excited and fortunate to have him as a partner.”

Matt can be reached at WestWater’s Phoenix office.

Tel: (602) 595-7009
4747 N. 7th Street, Suite #412
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Payne@waterexchange.com

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06/18/2015 Water Right Risks and Agricultural Lending

An Oregon based Environmental & Natural Resource Law expert recently posted an article that provides some important and interesting insights on water values that should be considered and evaluated by financial institutions involved in agricultural lending. Click here for the full... Read More 

An Oregon based Environmental & Natural Resource Law expert recently posted an article that provides some important and interesting insights on water values that should be considered and evaluated by financial institutions involved in agricultural lending.

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