WestWater Research

We Understand the Value of Water

WestWater Research is an economic firm specializing in water market research, pricing, advisory, and trading. We are experts in the services we provide.

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Transaction Advisory

We navigate high-valued assets through an information-driven process to achieve a successful transaction.

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Valuation & Appraisals

We are nationally recognized for our expertise in water right appraisals and have helped define the standards in many of the western states.

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Economic & Market Analysis

We ensure clients are well informed on current water resource economics, trading activity, as well as regulatory and policy changes that influence water supply and demand.

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National Reach & Regional Expertise

WestWater Research is the leading economic consulting firm in pricing, valuation, and transaction advisory services for water rights and water resource development. Our clients rely on our expertise to make sound water resource management and financial decisions when water demands increasingly outpace available supplies. Our reputation as the leading valuation and transaction advisory firm in the water resources sector has been earned by over $1.5 billion in water deals.

WestWater works across the country with five regional offices to provide market intelligence, valuation, transaction advisory, strategic planning, and asset management services relating to water rights and water resources. We are known for our rigorous analysis, and information-driven water rights investment strategy formulation and execution.

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Waterlitix™ Powers the Nasdaq-Veles Water Index

WestWater Research’s proprietary database, Waterlitix™, is the largest and most comprehensive pricing source for water transactions. Backed by over thirty years of research and data collection through Waterlitix™, we keep our clients ahead of the curve with accurate information on market performance and trends.

Through Waterlitix™, WestWater is the exclusive data provider for the Nasdaq-Veles California Water Index (NQH2O), which tracks the spot price for California water entitlements.

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California Water Index

NQH2O 858.55
-0.76 -0.09%
Last Updated: 06/16/2021

Experience in Action

SGMA Allocation & Trading – Challenges, Opportunities, and Implementation

Water allocation and transfer programs are commonly implemented to address scarce supply conditions and encourage innovative water management practices. Although...

WATCH – Water and Almonds: Market Insights on California’s Agricultural Power Duo

Thanks to all who joined us May 19th for our Webinar, featuring a conversation with some of California’s foremost almond...

Change at What Cost? Understanding Transaction Costs for Water Transfers in Colorado

Transaction costs are a necessary pill to swallow for most trades in the Colorado water market but can be daunting for market...