Efforts to rationally manage water in the West – allocating water to the most valuable uses, both human and ecological – are hampered by a lack of data, fragmented governance, and the West’s rigid prior appropriation system. Water in the West conducts research to find paths to efficient water allocation.
- Study water banks and other market-based mechanisms for improving flexibility of water allocation.
- In partnership with ReNUWit, explore innovative policies to promote urban water efficiency, recycling, and management.
- Study new models for water pricing and other market-based mechanisms for implementing water efficiency and other management goals.