Letter from the Editor


Thank you for your continued interest in Journal of Water.

The last couple of months have been an interesting time for the water industry. Minute 323 has been signed and entered into force; agencies have started to weigh in on their level of support for California WaterFix; and devastating hurricanes have stirred conversations over what can be done to protect water infrastructure and water quality in the future. Meanwhile, water managers are trying to plan for next year’s water supply needs in light of highly uncertain projections about expected weather patterns this winter.

Considering that, we are happy to bring you the 2017 Fall issue, in which JOW continues its unique focus on water prices throughout the west while bringing key insight on the important events shaping water policy.

In this issue, JOW spotlights transactions that bolster Colorado River supplies in Central Arizona and make up for a water supply shortfall in East Palo Alto, California.

This quarter, Market Indicators show prices moving in the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, the Alto Subarea of the Mojave Basin Area, the Truckee River Basin, and the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

JOW Corner covers Minute 323, BLM’s recent ruling on the Cadiz Project, efforts by the federal government to streamline the infrastructure permitting process, movement on a solution for the Salton Sea, final dispensation of two cases in California, water project approvals in Texas, and a study that developed a model to effectively study the relationship between groundwater and surface water in karstic aquifers.

We hope you enjoy this issue of Journal of Water.



Rodney T. Smith


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