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California’s Water Market

By Ellen Hanak, Gokce Sencan, Andrew Ayres

In California's water market, buyers and sellers trade water through short- and long-term leases as well as permanent sales of their water rights.

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Allow Water Rights Trading

By Ellen Hanak

Jun 29, 2014 ... But the rights to use water were allocated many decades ago, when the region had far fewer people, and before it was widely recognized that the ...

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Improving Water Allocation During Droughts

By Lori Pottinger

Dec 1, 2015 ... Brian Gray: California is straining to meet a range of demands while also maintaining a healthy environment. Water rights matter most during ...


Allocating California’s Water: Directions for Reform

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Richard Howitt, Brian Gray ...

California's system for allocating water prevents it from meeting the state's diverse ... Proposed reforms include streamlining oversight of water rights, ...

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Drought Watch: Keeping Better Track of Water

By Ellen Hanak, Jeffrey Mount

May 5, 2014 ... Under California's water rights system, irrigators holding junior water rights—i.e., rights established more recently—could be completely ...

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Water Law Aided Ecosystems in Drought

By Brian Gray, Leon Szeptycki

May 10, 2017 ... These watersheds presented a mix of challenges involving water rights, regulations, and water management. The students reviewed how various ...


Accounting for California’s Water

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Brian Gray, Henry McCann

... by: improving measurements and estimates of water availability and use; firming up legal claims on water rights and water reserved for the environment; ...


Brian Gray

Brian Gray is a senior fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center and professor emeritus at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San ...


Policy Priorities for Managing Drought

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle ...

California is entering a fourth year of severe drought, with water scarcity ... Today, senior surface water-rights holders and those with riparian water ...