Markets for Water

explore the world of water markets

There are many different forms of water markets in the world. They range from the formal to the informal, from water use rights, through water quality and efficiency offsets, to water futures on the Nasdaq.

To help understand the world of water markets, we have put together a water markets map. The map includes currently active water markets, countries where there is published papers on the potential of water markets; or media coverage discussing the application of water markets.

Our map is not complete, and we would welcome your help. If you know of other water market locations or other water products please let us know.

  • Hover over a country to see what kind of water markets it has
  • Hover over a kind of market to see where they exist
  • Click on a kind of market to get a brief description and a list of countries