Jeff Laszlo knew that to keep the family ranch, he needed to chnage his operations. By recognizing the environmental assets on his ranch and forging partnerships with public and private funders he restored a huge wetland that now flourishes with fish, wilflife and plants. By investing in...
James G. Workman
Who really owns water, the matrix of life, and how much water we can own, and should have the right and ability to save and trade water we don't use with others in our system for a price we voluntarily negotiate?
Todd Gartner, a 2007 Enviropreneur Institute alum, describes how economic incentives can be used to connect forests, water, and communities. Working with the World Resources Institute he discusses his work on two pilot projects that are connecting the buyers of ecosystem services with the sellers...
With streams and rivers drying up because of over-usage, Rob Harmon has implemented an ingenious market mechanism to bring back the waterand fFarmers and beer companies find they have mutual interests.
Terry Anderson, Gary Libecap
Where water markets are being allowed to work, prices reflect scarcity and trades provide incentives to conserve.
In Montana, enviropreneurs like Chris Corbin are creating a water market by helping owners identify and vaule their water rights and sell them.