Water Transfers in the West: Projects, Trends, and Leading Practices in Voluntary Water Trading

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Provides an overview on how the region can help meet growing demands for water with voluntary market-based sales and leases of water rights.

The report is a product of a year-long project in partnership with the Western States Water Council (WSWC), a group of top water administrators in the Western states. The Western Governors’ Association and WSWC convened three stakeholder workshops with more than 100 participants from July to December of 2011. The meetings drew state administrators, environmental organizations, farmers, academics, and water resource professionals from across the West, providing diverse perspectives on water transfers

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