Market Insight

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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