Water supplies are constrained in the lower Colorado River Basin in the western United States and northern Mexico by extensive agricultural use, increasing urban populations, needs, and the pressures of climate change. Many partners focused on the Lower Colorado River Delta were interested in exploring collaborative, market- and incentive- based approaches to support farmers in water management.
Water transfers are one market-based tool to transfer water from one user to another. To provide water managers with more guidance on how to value water, we wrote Understanding the Value of Water in Agriculture: Tools for Negotiating Water Transfers. Refer to the Full Report