Market Insight

03/10/2015 WestWater attends 2015 Colorado Water Summit

Brett Bovee of WestWater’s Intermountain office attended the 2nd Annual Colorado Water Summit held on March 4-5 in Denver.  The Summit was organized and supported by local and national sponsors, exhibitors, and media partners to discuss the most critical issues affecting... Read More 

Brett Bovee of WestWater’s Intermountain office attended the 2nd Annual Colorado Water Summit held on March 4-5 in Denver.  The Summit was organized and supported by local and national sponsors, exhibitors, and media partners to discuss the most critical issues affecting current water policy.  Attendees heard from community leaders who offered informative insight about funding water projects in their area, and industry representatives shared their expert projections detailing the future of water in Colorado.  The Summit provided an opportunity for WestWater Research to educate potential clients about a variety of water focused services including valuation and market analysis.  WestWater continues to establish a professional network of partners, clients, and organizations who are committed to the future of Colorado’s water supply.  

WestWater thanks the organizers, sponsors, and numerous attendees of the 2015 Colorado Water Summit for the opportunity to share ideas and insight with a diverse group of water industry stake-holders. 

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11/25/2014 Environmental water market spending tops $560 million

Environmental water market activity has shown significant growth over the last ten years. Total expenditures on water acquired to protect streamflows across the western US have exceeded more than $560 million. These transactions have been critical for restoring stream flows... Read More 

Environmental water market activity has shown significant growth over the last ten years. Total expenditures on water acquired to protect streamflows across the western US have exceeded more than $560 million. These transactions have been critical for restoring stream flows for endangered fish species as well as improving water quality.

Over the last decade, federal and state agencies as well as a growing number of private organizations have become a major part of overall trading activity. The latest Water Market Insider released by WestWater Research estimates that environmental transactions accounted for 40% of the total volume that was traded from 2003-2012. These transactions have had a significant impact on stream flows. In 2012, environmental transactions added nearly 1.3 million acre feet of additional flows to streams across the western US. While the market is most active in the Pacific Northwest, almost all western states have had some environmental trading activity.

The latest Water Market Insider highlights the unique aspects of the environmental water market including regional differences, and reports market trends in price and trading volume.

Click here for the full report: Water Market Insider Q4 2014

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09/04/2014 Central Arizona’s Market for Long-Term Storage Credits

WestWater Research is pleased to announce the release of its latest Water Market Insider, which covers the emerging market for Long Term Storage Credits (LTSCs) in Central Arizona. The document reports proprietary data on transactions of LTSCs, which are widely... Read More 

WestWater Research is pleased to announce the release of its latest Water Market Insider, which covers the emerging market for Long Term Storage Credits (LTSCs) in Central Arizona. The document reports proprietary data on transactions of LTSCs, which are widely relied upon for banking and firming of surface water supplies in one of the driest parts of the western United States.

LTSCs are created when renewable surface water is stored underground in the aquifer. Owners of LTSCs are authorized to pump that stored water through permitted recovery wells. The credits can be bought or sold among water users within the same Active Management Area or basin. Currently the LTSC market is small, but trading activity is accelerating. WestWater expects this trend to continue as water demands grow in Central Arizona, surface water supplies become increasingly variable, and new buyers enter the market. The full LTSC market report with detailed price and volume information, along with past Water Market Insider publications is available at WestWater’s website: www.waterexchange.com.

WestWater Research is the leading economic and financial consulting firm in the water industry. The firm provides transaction advisory services, water right valuations and appraisals, marketing services, economic planning, and investment services. Since its inception in 2001, WestWater has advised clients in every western state, including Alaska and Texas, on various water resources projects. The WestWater team excels at identifying and implementing creative solutions to complex water resource issues.

Click Here: Water Market Insider Q3 2014

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06/30/2014 California Water Prices On The Rise As Drought Continues

California water prices continue to rise and are projected to hit record highs as the state enters its third year of the worst drought cycle in recent history. The most recent issue of the Water Market Insider compares recent water... Read More 

California water prices continue to rise and are projected to hit record highs as the state enters its third year of the worst drought cycle in recent history. The most recent issue of the Water Market Insider compares recent water market prices and trading activity with the state’s last major drought cycle that occurred from 2007 to 2009.

Subscribe now to get this Water Market Insider and all future publications from WestWater Research.

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04/15/2013 As California Dries Out, the Water Market Heats Up

WestWater Research is providing an updated Water Market Insider issue. This quarter, we focus on California’s Spot Market Price Forecast. Prices and trading on the spot market for water in California are projected to rise this year, driven by reduced... Read More 

WestWater Research is providing an updated Water Market Insider issue. This quarter, we focus on California’s Spot Market Price Forecast.

Prices and trading on the spot market for water in California are projected to rise this year, driven by reduced state and federal project water allocations. WestWater Research expects that high-value agriculture and coastal cities will acquire large water quantities to cope with the 2013 drought. The article is already getting media attention, so subscribe if you haven’t already and check out the Water Market Insider article.

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