The Role of Water Marketing in Water Allocation: A Case Study

by Leo M. Eisel, Wright Water Engineers Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: The Role of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Water Resources Planning and Management


The paper covers in some detail a specific example of water allocation, the El Paso, Texas area, to analyze what appears to be a good opportunity for successful application of water marketing, to determine why this application has not occurred, and to discover why there is active resistance to water allocation through water marketing. Subjects covered include water demand and supply, water rights, the El Paso No. 1 Water Improvement District, and other related topics.

Subject Headings: Water management | Case studies | Marketing | Water resources | Water demand | Water rights | Load and resistance factor design | Texas | United States

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