Market Insight

02/26/2020 Join us in Sacramento on March 18th

California Annual Water Market Outlook and Reception: The Role of Financial and Technology Innovations in US Water Markets If you are in the Sacramento area on Wednesday, March 18th, WestWater invites you to attend the California Annual Water Market Outlook... Read More 

California Annual Water Market Outlook and Reception:

The Role of Financial and Technology Innovations in US Water Markets

If you are in the Sacramento area on Wednesday, March 18th, WestWater invites you to attend the California Annual Water Market Outlook and Reception.  We will be discussing western US market fundamentals and overall performance during 2019, as well as what developments we can expect in 2020. Leading experts from Nasdaq and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will be joining the discussion with insight on the acceleration water risk management through innovative new financial products and open-source trading platforms.  

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02/25/2020 Join us in Phoenix on March 19th

Arizona Annual Water Market Outlook and Reception: The Role of Financial and Technology Innovations in US Water Markets If you are in the Phoenix area on Thursday, March 19th, WestWater invites you to attend the Arizona Annual Water Market Outlook... Read More 

Arizona Annual Water Market Outlook and Reception:

The Role of Financial and Technology Innovations in US Water Markets

If you are in the Phoenix area on Thursday, March 19th, WestWater invites you to attend the Arizona Annual Water Market Outlook and Reception.  We will be discussing western US market fundamentals and overall performance during 2019, as well as what developments we can expect in 2020. Leading experts from Nasdaq and the City of Phoenix will be joining the discussion with insight on the acceleration of water risk management through innovative new financial products and market exchange platforms.  

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02/25/2020 2020 Summer Associate Opportunity

WestWater Research is currently seeking qualified graduate students for our 2020 Graduate Summer Associate Position.  This position provides exposure and applied experience in water resource valuation, financial modeling, and water market transactions and research. As a Summer Associate, qualified candidates have... Read More 

WestWater Research is currently seeking qualified graduate students for our 2020 Graduate Summer Associate Position. 

This position provides exposure and applied experience in water resource valuation, financial modeling, and water market transactions and research. As a Summer Associate, qualified candidates have the unique opportunity to spend three months working with leading experts in the water resources sector. WestWater has a tradition of hiring interns upon graduation and is actively seeking early-stage professionals interested in developing a career with the company. 

The Summer Associate position is competitive and based on applicants’ qualifications, ability to communicate information and concepts, and follow instructions and processes. 

Complete application packages are due by March 27, 2020.

For a detailed position description and application instructions, please review the link below.  

2020 Summer Associate Description

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01/21/2020 Q1 2020 Water Market Insider

Instream Capital: An Update on Environmental Water Markets Stability, Creativity, and the Need for Capital in the Environmental Water Market Environmental water markets are an important part of regional water planning and instream flow protection that largely did not exist... Read More 

Instream Capital: An Update on Environmental Water Markets

Stability, Creativity, and the Need for Capital in the Environmental Water Market

Environmental water markets are an important part of regional water planning and instream flow protection that largely did not exist 20 years ago. Over the last two decades, environmental water trading has expanded with transactions now reported in every western state. Despite this growth, market activity in recent years has stabilized in terms of both trading volume and total value transacted annually. This issue of the Water Market Insider examines the development and stabilization of environmental water trading and the issues affecting the further expansion of the market.

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10/14/2019 WestWater Expands to Northern California

Bryce McAteer Sacramento, CA - WestWater Research, a leading provider of water marketing, water asset valuation, and transaction services is pleased to announce that Bryce McAteer will establish the firm’s newest location in Sacramento, California. Prior to joining WestWater, Bryce... Read More 
Bryce McAteer
Bryce McAteer

Sacramento, CA – WestWater Research, a leading provider of water marketing, water asset valuation, and transaction services is pleased to announce that Bryce McAteer will establish the firm’s newest location in Sacramento, California.

Prior to joining WestWater, Bryce served as the Executive Director for Eastern Tule Groundwater Sustainability Agency, an 8-member Joint Powers Authority formed to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act within its 160,000-acre jurisdiction. Bryce previously worked as a Business Analyst at International Farming Corporation LLC, an alternative investment manager based in North Carolina focused on food and agriculture and has also held positions at Environmental Defense Fund and the Nicholas Institute where he focused on developing SGMA-facilitated groundwater markets.

Bryce McAteer stated, “I am excited to be joining the exceptional team here at WestWater Research and continuing to expand their already well-established California presence with the founding of their new Sacramento Office. California’s communities face numerous and growing water challenges, from the novel implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act to recurrent supply shortages that threaten long-term reliability. It is my pleasure to be joining alongside the expertise at WestWater as we assist clients of all sorts in successfully navigating their unique challenges and achieving their project goals.”

Bryce graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Duke University where he earned his A.B. in Environmental Sciences and Policy. Bryce frequently serves on panels and committees addressing issues related to water resources management. During his career, Bryce has advised 40+ public agencies on water policy development.

McAteer will be responsible for new business development and project management for WestWater throughout Northern California. 

Clay Landry, WestWater’s Managing Director, adds “Bryce will greatly add to our team with his extensive background in California water issues.”

Bryce can be reached at WestWater’s Sacramento Office.

500 Capitol Mall, Suite 2350

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 426-6386

mcateer@waterexchange.com

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10/12/2019 WestWater Hosts Visiting Water Market Scholar from National University of Singapore

Maitreyee Mukherjee WestWater Research has invited collaborating researcher and Ph.D. Candidate Maitreyee Mukherjee to spend time with the firm’s Arizona office this Fall. Maitreyee’s Ph.D. thesis aims to examine ways of implementing water market principles to improve urban water resource... Read More 
Maitreyee Mukherjee

WestWater Research has invited collaborating researcher and Ph.D. Candidate Maitreyee Mukherjee to spend time with the firm’s Arizona office this Fall.

Maitreyee’s Ph.D. thesis aims to examine ways of implementing water market principles to improve urban water resource management, focusing on two key motivations- efficient resource allocation and sustainable use.

With a background in biosciences and environmental management, Maitreyee Mukherjee’s interests lie broadly in the area of environmental policies. Her prior work exposure as a research associate at the Institute of Water Policy, NUS had included projects in urban water management, water pricing, river basin management, and pollution governance in large water bodies.

Beyond academics, Ms. Mukherjee’s passion lies in traveling, hiking, exploring new places, swimming, gardening, along with spending quality family time. Being an Indian, she also harbors an inherent love for food, people and diverse cultures.

Ms. Mukherjee holds an MSc. In Environmental Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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06/26/2019 WestWater Research Welcomes 2019 Summer Associates

WestWater Research is pleased to introduce our 2019 Summer Associates, Bryan David and Colton Richard. Bryan David – University of North Carolina & Duke University Bryan David is completing a dual-degree program at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business... Read More 

WestWater Research is pleased to introduce our 2019 Summer Associates, Bryan David and Colton Richard.

Bryan David – University of North Carolina & Duke University

Bryan David is completing a dual-degree program at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. There, he focuses on how financial tools and techniques can be applied toward sustainable outcomes. Previously, he worked for the Land Trust Alliance in Washington, DC where he advocated for federal tax incentives for land conservation and Farm Bill agricultural funding programs. Additionally, he worked for Natural Resources Defense Council, researching how pay-for-success and public-private-partnerships can improve local environmental and economic outcomes. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and History from Brown University. He enjoys fly-fishing, camping, and biking.

As a native Californian, Bryan understands the value of improving water efficiency and modernizing water policy. At WestWater, he will assist with client projects and conduct original research and financial modeling to deepen his understanding of water management in the western United States.

“I’m excited to join WestWater this summer and contribute to their innovative work in using market forces to improve water efficiency and add value to clients.”

Bryan will spend the summer in WestWater’s Phoenix Arizona office and will graduate next spring with an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

Colton Richard – University of Colorado Boulder

Colton Richard is entering his final year at the University of Colorado Boulder and will complete his Master of Business Administration through the Leeds School of Business in 2020. In addition to his MBA, he will also complete a graduate certificate in Water Engineering and Management through the University’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. With a concentration on Finance and Water Resources, Mr. Richard brings valuable experience in Natural Resource Economics, Finance, and Water Resources.

Colton holds a dual degree in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder where his passion for water resources was academically cultivated. As an outdoor enthusiast who has spent his life fishing year-round in the Western United States, he understands the serious supply and demand challenges of water resources that the West is currently facing.

This summer at WestWater, Colton will utilize both analytical skills and academic knowledge to assist the firm with client projects and research; gaining a deeper understanding of water policy and economics in the Western United States.

“During my time at WestWater, I hope to build upon and grow my knowledge of water resources, while leveraging the analytical skills I have developed to create a positive impact in the water profession.”

Upon completion of his internship in WestWater’s Fort Collins Colorado office, Colton will return to the University of Colorado Boulder where he will graduate in the spring with his MBA.

WestWater’s internship program is a competitive position which provides the opportunity for qualified graduate and undergraduate students to gain research and analytical experience and further develop their knowledge of the ever-expanding water market.

Clay Landry, WestWater’s Managing Director, said, “We are fortunate to have Bryan and Colton join the WestWater team this summer, and we look forward to working with each of them to advance their academic and professional careers in the water rights industry.”

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06/18/2019 Q2 2019 Water Market Insider: Premium for Buying Water

Capitalization rates, or “cap rates”, are a commonly used metric in evaluating real asset investments, such as farmland and real estate. Investors pay close attention to cap rates to understand the potential for annual revenue relative to the investment cost.... Read More 

Capitalization rates, or “cap rates”, are a commonly used metric in evaluating real asset investments, such as farmland and real estate. Investors pay close attention to cap rates to understand the potential for annual revenue relative to the investment cost.

The most recent issue of the Water Market Insider defines and discusses the role of cap rates in purchasing water rights assets.

Read the full issue here

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05/23/2019 Low snowpack, hot spring lead to drought declaration for nearly half of Washington state

On May 20th, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared drought for nearly half of Washington watersheds, as the mountain snowpack that churns through hydropower dams, irrigates our state’s orchards and provides for fish continues to dwindle well below normal. Read the... Read More 

On May 20th, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared drought for nearly half of Washington watersheds, as the mountain snowpack that churns through hydropower dams, irrigates our state’s orchards and provides for fish continues to dwindle well below normal. Read the full story here.

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05/21/2019 States sign short-term Colorado River drought plan, but global warming looms over long-term solutions

The Colorado River just got a boost that’s likely to prevent its depleted reservoirs from bottoming out, at least for the next several years.  Representatives of seven Western states and the federal government signed a landmark deal on Monday laying... Read More 

The Colorado River just got a boost that’s likely to prevent its depleted reservoirs from bottoming out, at least for the next several years. 

Representatives of seven Western states and the federal government signed a landmark deal on Monday laying out potential cuts in water deliveries through 2026 to reduce the risks of the river’s reservoirs hitting critically low levels. Read more here.

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