Increasing demand for water and less reliability in its supply is necessitating transactions of water (and the rights to it) among users, a trend that only will increase in the years ahead. These transactions can occur between neighbors or between parties hundreds of miles away; they can be in the form of a sale, lease, or donation; and they can move water among uses, including agricultural, municipal, industrial, energy, and environmental uses.
Navigating the legal requirements as well as the political, economic, environmental, and social impacts of water transactions often is challenging and can require innovation, collaboration, and patience.
Adam Schempp, Director, Western Water Program, Environmental Law Institute (Moderator)
Bill Hasencamp, Manager, Colorado River Resources, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Peter D. Nichols, Counsel, Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP
Bruce Aylward, Director, Ecosystem Economics LLC
Davíd Pilz, Senior Associate, Ecosystem Economics LLC
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