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 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.