AMP Insights staff have supported the Walker Basin Restoration Program since 2010. Under Public Law 111-85, the Walker Basin Restoration Program (WBRP) is charged with restoring and maintaining Walker Lake, as well as protecting agricultural, environmental, and habitat interests consistent with that primary purpose. Funded to a total of $264 million, the program seeks to restore water to Walker Lake, a terminus basin watered from the Sierras, through permanent water rights acquisition. AMP Insights has played a key role in the development and implementation of the program. Three highlights include
1. Facilitation of a “Water Group” of basin water managers, stakeholders and scientists aimed at developing a common understanding of the hydrology and water infrastructure in the basin.
2. Development of internal systems for carrying out water rights analysis and valuation, assessment of transaction cost-effectiveness and tracking of closed and developing transactions
3. Preparation of long range planning tool that assists the Conservancy in understanding how costs, funding, and water right transactions lead to achievement of long-term program outcomes for the lake.
Client: Walker Basin Conservancy
Areas of Expertise: Water Markets, Environmental Water Transactions
Tools: Facilitation, Strategic Planning, Water Rights Analysis & Valuation, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Program & Planning Dashboards, Monitoring & Evaluation, Program Operations
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