The Political Economy of Water Markets
A Report for the Rockefeller Foundation
The primary aim of the overall report is to identify and understand the conditions, policies and laws that lead water markets to function as a useful counterpart to other tools for sustainable water management. To that end, a central objective is to identify market, policy, institutional, legal or combined imperfections and failures that are impeding water market function.
On this page you will find links to the three part final report and eight case studies from varied geographies that were developed by experts in the field.
Bauer, Carl J. The Evolving Water Market in Chile's Maipo River Basin
Pagel, Martha. Oregon’s Umatilla Basin Aquifer Recharge and Basalt Bank
Sanchez, Leslie, Bruce Aylward and Don Springmeyer. Truckee-Carson Surface Water Markets in Northern Nevada