SNAPP: Water transactions to enhance streamflow, water supply reliability, and rural economic viability in the western United States

Principal Investigators:

Eloise Kendy, Andrew Purkey, and Brian Richter

Over-allocation of water for agricultural, municipal, and industrial use severely depletes streamflow across the American West, degrading aquatic and riparian ecosystems, and posing economic risk to sectors that depend on reliable water supplies. Voluntary water transactions and agreements present a significant opportunity to restore streamflow and enhance water supply reliability within the prior appropriation system. Although water transactions are taking place in many western watersheds, they have not translated into widespread improvements in... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group15th—19th June 2015Participant List  
Working Group16th—20th November 2015Participant List  
Working Group30th January—1st February 2017Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Bruce Aylwardbruce@ampinsights.comEcosystem Economics LLC
Julien Brunbrun@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Jennifer Carahjcarah@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Bonnie Colbybcolby@email.arizona.eduUniversity of Arizona
Peter Culppeter.culp@squirepb.comSquire Patton Boggs
Mark Davidsonmark.davidson@tnc.orgTrout Unlimited
Cary Denisoncdenison@tu.orgTrout Unlimited
Aaron Derwingsonaderwingson@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Will B Dicharrywdicharry@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Ted Granthamtgrantham@berkeley.eduFort Collins Science Center, USGS
Dayna Grossdayna_gross@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Dave Kanzerdkanzer@crwcd.orgColorado River Water Conservation District
Carrie V. Kappelkappel@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Eloise Kendyekendy@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Clay Landrylandry@waterexchange.comWestWater Research LLC
Bryan Regional Water Quality Control Board
Emily Powellepowell@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Andrew Purkeyandrew.purkey@nfwf.orgNational Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Brian Richterbrichter@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
John L. Sabojohn.l.sabo@asu.eduArizona State University
Nancy Smithnsmith@tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Leon Szeptyckilszeptycki@stanford.eduStanford University
Laura Ziemerlziemer@tu.orgTrout Unlimited
Peter R Andersonpanderson@tu.orgTrout Unlimited
Tim DavisTimDavis@mt.govMontana State Government
Lain Leoniaklleoniak@bozeman.netCity of Bozeman
Season Martinseason.martin@TNC.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Deborah Stephensonstephenson@dmsnaturalresources.comDMS Natural Resources
Leslie Sanchezlesliesanchez14@gmail.comTufts University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Kendy, Eloise. 2016. SNAPP indicators of multi-objective water transaction benefits. TNC North America Water Transactions Quarterly Webinar; November 2016. (Abstract)
Journal Article Kendy, Eloise; Aylward, Bruce; Ziemer, Laura; Richter, Brian; Colby, Bonnie; Grantham, Ted; Sanchez, Leslie; Dicharry, Will B; Powell, Emily; Martin, Season; Culp, Peter; Szeptycki, Leon; Kappel, Carrie V. 2018. Water Transactions for Streamflow Restoration, Water Supply Reliability, and Rural Economic Vitality in the Western United States. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. (Abstract) (Online version)
Report or White Paper Martin, Season; Aylward, Bruce; Colby, Bonnie; Dicharry, Will B; Grantham, Ted; Kendy, Eloise; Powell, Emily; Richter, Brian; Sanchez, Leslie; Ziemer, Laura. 2017. Indicator guidebook for water transaction programs. (Abstract)
"SNAPP: Water transactions to enhance streamflow, water supply reliability, and rural economic viability in the western United States" is project ID: 12707