This project began with funding from the Pisces Foundation to develop metrics for assessing cost-effectiveness of environmental water transactions in an effort to create standards and protocols for adoption as part of the California Water Bond process and by other regional transaction efforts. Subsequently, as part of a collaborative effort with the Science, Nature and People Program at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at University of California at Santa Barbara, AMP Insights developed an application of the cost-effectiveness approach for the Whychus Creek in the Deschutes Basin of Central Oregon. A prototype cost-effectiveness tool and dashboard was then applied, along with the development of a user manual, working with the Shasta River Program of The Nature Conservancy-California Chapter and the Scott River Water Trust.
Client: Klamath Riverkeeper
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Flow Restoration, Environmental Water Transactions
Tools: Water Economics, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Multi-Criteria Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation
Photo Credits: (Clockwise from top) Dan Cox, USFWS, Konrad Fisher, Scott Harding, Lisa Oulette
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