Water Policy & Economics
We frame the opportunities and quantify the risks that inform water resource planning.
Throughout the western U.S., the laws, regulations, and policies that govern both the development and use of water are evolving rapidly. This changing environment has profound implications for water-resource decisions. Projects requiring long lead times and large capital investments — power plants, mines, industrial operations, and municipal or private developments — need to conform to existing water laws and regulations; they must also be flexible enough to adjust to future legal, policy, and regulatory changes. We help our clients anticipate these changes to ensure the long-term viability of their operations.
To learn more, contact Mark Myers or Juliet McKenna in Tucson at 520.881.4912.
Water Rights Negotiations & Valuations: We provide a sound technical foundation for water-right negotiations, appraising the current and future value of various water sources. Learn more...
Water Resource Planning: Helping clients plan for future water supplies requires a multidisciplinary approach. We consider water policy, economic, hydrogeologic, and engineering factors for an integrated solution. Learn more...
We use decision support systems to develop robust water-resource management plans that address uncertainties associated with economic conditions, changing policies, and competing stakeholder priorities. Furthermore, they help us achieve these goals while optimizing ecosystem protection and ecological restoration measures.
We develop databases to manage water resource data efficiently.