Sharing Water

Over-allocation of water for agricultural, municipal, and industrial use severely depletes stream flows across the American West, degrading ecosystems, and posing economic risk to all who depend on reliable water supplies. Can a novel approach to water agreements - legal transactions that change water use or transfer or sell water rights - overturn competition between users and instead advance a multiple-benefit approach that restores stream flows, reduces economic risk associated with water shortages, and maintains agricultural economies?

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