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Innovative Water Transfer Tools for Regional Adaptation to Climate Change | CLIMAS

Innovative Water Transfer Tools for Regional Adaptation to Climate Change

Innovative Water Transfer Tools for Regional Adaptation to Climate Change

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Effects of climate change in arid regions include increased variability in water supplies and changes in water demand due to increased temperatures. These effects pose great challenges for water managers and water users in regions already facing water scarcity. Voluntary arrangements between agricultural water users and those seeking more reliable supplies for urban and environmental needs are an important regional adaptation tool. This guidebook series is intended to assist public agencies, non-profit organizations, irrigation districts, cities, and businesses with design and implementation of water acquisition programs to improve water supply reliability during drought and under climate change. Titles in this guidebook series include:

  • Measuring, Monitoring and Enforcing Temporary Water Transfers: Considerations, Case Examples, Innovations and Costs, June, 2012
  • Understanding the Value of Water in Agriculture: Tools for Negotiating Water Transfers, September, 2011 (Spanish translation: Entendiendo el Valor del Agua en la Agricultura: Herramientas para Negociar Intercambios de Agua, October, 2011)
  • Water Banks: A Tool for Enhancing Water Supply Reliability, January 2010
  • Dry-Year Water Supply Reliability Contracts: A Tool for Water Managers,  October 2009
  • Water Auction Design for Supply Reliability: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation, May 2009