Next generation water markets
TRANSPARENT, TRUSTED, CONNECTED
change is happening
It is human nature to exchange goods and services. We do so in times of shortage and plenty; for nothing, in exchange, or for payment; temporarily or permanently; whether informally or through formally regulated markets. Therefore, it is no surprise to learn that traditional markets have been used to share water between uses and users for centuries.
Yet, water markets are poorly understood, fragmented, disconnected, opaque, and often untrusted.
This model is being questioned, it is anachronistic and inefficient, and is no longer tenable – it compels transformation.