Our Team

Areas of Experise

  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Water Resource Economics
  • Water Transaction Advisory
  • Water Rights Valuation
  • Water and Natural Resource Policy

Education

  • M.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1995
  • B.S. Economics, University of Wyoming, 1992

Experience

  • Managing Director, WestWater Research 2001-present
  • Montana Water Trust Board President
2002-present
  • Research Associate, PERC, 1998-2001
  • Economist, Oregon Water Resources Department, 1996-1998
  • Research Assistant, Department of Agriculture & Natural Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1993-1996

Clay Landry

Managing Director

Clay Landry is the Managing Director and a Principal of WestWater Research. Mr. Landry has provided valuation and appraisal services on major water acquisition and development projects throughout the United States. He is currently assisting the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District implement the largest water rights acquisition program in the United States. In 2007 he advised an Arizona small municipality on valuing and structuring an auction of municipal effluent water rights which closed at $67 million in proceeds. This project was nominated as Water Deal of the Year. Landry is recognized as a leading authority on water pricing and is routinely called upon as an expert witness by clients such as the IRS, U.S. Department of Interior, Indian tribes, municipal governments, and private companies. He has also worked internationally on water-marketing issues in Australia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Landry serves as an Associate Editor for Water Resource Impact, a monthly publication of the American Water Resources Association. Prior to founding WestWater Research, Landry was an associate at the Political Economy Research Center (PERC), a public policy research institute that specializes in market approaches to natural resource management. With a strong commitment to market-based stewardship, Landry helped establish the Montana Water Trust, a private nonprofit that buys and leases water rights for stream flow protection. Landry holds a master’s degree in agriculture and resource economics from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wyoming.

Our Team

Clay Landry

Managing Director

Clay Landry is the Managing Director and a Principal of WestWater Research. Mr. Landry has provided valuation and appraisal services on major water acquisition and development projects throughout the United States. He is currently assisting the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District implement the largest water rights acquisition program in the United States. In 2007 he advised an Arizona small municipality on valuing and structuring an auction of municipal effluent water rights which closed at $67 million in proceeds. This project was nominated as Water Deal of the Year. Landry is recognized as a leading authority on water pricing and is routinely called upon as an expert witness by clients such as the IRS, U.S. Department of Interior, Indian tribes, municipal governments, and private companies. He has also worked internationally on water-marketing issues in Australia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Landry serves as an Associate Editor for Water Resource Impact, a monthly publication of the American Water Resources Association. Prior to founding WestWater Research, Landry was an associate at the Political Economy Research Center (PERC), a public policy research institute that specializes in market approaches to natural resource management. With a strong commitment to market-based stewardship, Landry helped establish the Montana Water Trust, a private nonprofit that buys and leases water rights for stream flow protection. Landry holds a master’s degree in agriculture and resource economics from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wyoming.

Areas of Experise

  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Water Resource Economics
  • Water Transaction Advisory
  • Water Rights Valuation
  • Water and Natural Resource Policy

Education

  • M.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1995
  • B.S. Economics, University of Wyoming, 1992

Experience

  • Managing Director, WestWater Research 2001-present
  • Montana Water Trust Board President
2002-present
  • Research Associate, PERC, 1998-2001
  • Economist, Oregon Water Resources Department, 1996-1998
  • Research Assistant, Department of Agriculture & Natural Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1993-1996