A Practitioner’s Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California

SWIFT Working Group, American Rivers, Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Scott River Water Trust, River Right, Alford Environmental | March 1st, 2016


The purpose of this guide is to help water right holders –and those assisting them – understand their options for keeping water instream in California. Th

A State Role in Supporting Groundwater Trading with Safeguards for Vulnerable Users: Findings and Next Steps

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | May 18th, 2022


In those parts of California where groundwater pumping has long exceeded replenishment, people are striving to bring groundwater basins into sustainable conditions within

Alternative Water Transfers in Colorado: A Review of Alternative Transfer Mechanisms for Front Range Municipalities

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) | November 1st, 2016


Alternative water transfers (ATMs) refer to various methods, activities, and frameworks that have been established to transfer water on a temporary or intermittent basis

Background and Recent History of Water Transfers in California

California Department of Water Resources (DWR), State Water Resources Control Board | July 1st, 2015


The purpose of this paper is to provide a basic understanding of water transfers in California with an emphasis on transfers that move water through the Sacramento-

Basin Framework for a Multi-benefit Groundwater Replenishment and Water Trading Program: Groundwater Sustainability Plan Chapter Template

Environmental Defense Fund | October 1st, 2018


The following Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) chapter templates were developed by Environmental Defense Fund and New Current Water and Land, LLC to assist Groundwat

California’s First Farmer-Led Groundwater Market

The Nature Conservancy | July 12th, 2018


Ventura County, located in California’s south coast, is one of United States’ most productive agricultural counties (ranked 10th in California and 11th in th

California’s Water Market, By the Numbers

Public Policy Institute of California | October 17th, 2002


Prepared for presentation to the Department of Water Resources, October 2002.

California’s Water Market, By the Numbers, Update 2012

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | November 21st, 2012


This report provides a check-up on California’s progress with two innovative water management tools: water marketing and groundwater banking. These tools are part o

Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Transfer Program Fact Sheet

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | February 1st, 2015


Water transfers and exchanges are an integral part of CVP water operations, particularly in drought years, as long as transfers can occur consistent with stat

Colorado River Basin Environmental Transfers Scorecard

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West | March 16th, 2017


The Colorado River and its tributaries support more than 35 million people and irrigate more than four million acres of farmland. At the same time, the river supports 30

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