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Report Advocates Water Market to Ease Drought

A water market fostering water exchanges between states could help ease water shortages in the west, according to the authors of a new report from the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution.

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A water market fostering water exchanges between states could help ease water shortages in the west, according to the authors of a new report from the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. If water could be traded, say the authors, water-needy farmers could pay water-abundant entities either to not use their water or to invest in water conservation and thus acquire rights to the saved water. The report can be found here. (Water Online)

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