Yuma, AZ (US) and
Mexicali, Baja California (MX)

Building Capacity in the US and Mexico around Market-Based Approaches in the Colorado River Basin

Yuma, AZ (US) and
Mexicali, Baja California (MX)

Building Capacity in the US and Mexico
around Market-Based Approaches
in the Colorado River Basin

Yuma, AZ (US) and
Mexicali, Baja California (MX)

Building Capacity
in the US and Mexico
around Market-Based Approaches
in the Colorado River Basin

Project Summary

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. This guide has also been translated to Spanish. Refer to the Full Report (English version) or to the translated version En Español.

Project

Building Capacity in the US and Mexico around Market-Based Approaches in the Colorado River Basin

Partners

Walton Family Foundation and The University of Arizona

Focus

Market- and incentive-based approaches to support farmers in water management

Location

Yuma, AZ (US) and Mexicali, Baja California (MX)

Years

2011

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Email: eschuster@sustainableeconomiesconsulting.com

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