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Water Banking Fundamentals

OnDemand Webinar (82 minutes)

Learn water banking best practices and pitfalls to avoid.

Water banking is increasingly playing a vital role in addressing the impacts of long-term drought and increased demands. As these pressures continue to increase, water banking allows water planners to manage their water supplies more creatively and flexibly. This topic will help water planners, managers, and attorneys better understand water banking and its potential role in managing decreasing water supplies. To this end, you will be provided with an overview of how banking can be used as a tool to mitigate the impacts of drought, models that have been successful in the past, and pitfalls to avoid.


Ryan Smith, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP


Water Banking - The Fundamentals


• The Mechanics of How Water Is Stored, Captured, and Delivered

• Surface Storage

• Groundwater Storage

• Management and Operation

• Costs and Marketing

Geographic Scope and Limitations

• Intrastate Banking

• Interstate Banking

• The Role of Colorado River Water

Successful Models

• The Arizona Water Banking Authority

• California Water Bank

• Other States

Current Issues

• Water Banking's Role in Mitigating the Impacts of Drought

• Legal and Political Issues That May Arise