Measuring Cost-Effectiveness of Environmental Water Transactions

A Report for Klamath Riverkeeper and the California Coastkeeper Alliance

Despite growing support for environmental water transactions, funding agencies do not have standards or guidelines for cost effectiveness analysis. This report discusses the selection of cost and effectiveness metrics for a number of types of water transactions. 

"The conclusion of this report is that we must walk before we run. At least initially, the metrics need to be practical and replicable across a range of transactions."

This page contains links to the full report, a summary version of the report and a set of brief recommendations for funding agencies. 

Full Report