Advisory Services

In its advisory services, Stratecon brings together the disciplines of economics, finance, natural resource management, and law to develop innovative solutions to commercial and public policy problems. Stratecon is unique in its ability to obtain timely information and data, conduct in-depth analysis that combines many disciplines, and present findings to clients in concise, effective presentations.

Stratecon’s clients include irrigation and water districts, cities, public authorities, state agencies, and the private sector. It has worked extensively on the structuring of water transfer agreements, financial, and legal arrangements, and provides economic analysis of public policy decisions concerning water resources. Stratecon also conducts customized briefings for firms and groups who have new involvement in water issues or are planning to enter into potential water investments and water marketing activities. These small briefings are a valued service for boards of directors, developers, water investors, and those providing capital to water projects.

Stratecon also provides expert testimony in legal proceedings involving water issues, including economic valuation of water and water rights, contractual disputes, administrative proceedings involving water transfers, and economic impacts of water resource management issues.

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Stratecon News

Efforts Underway to Replenish Dying Salton Sea in Imperial Valley

On July 14, 2022, Rodney T. Smith, President of Stratecon Inc. and Managing Partner of Sea-to-Sea Bi-National Canal Company, was interviewed by KUSI News Anchor Logan Byrnes on Good Evening San Diego about current efforts to restore the Salton Sea. The interview included why it’s important to restore the Salton Sea, an overview of Sea-to-Sea […]

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Lessons from California’s Journey in Water Markets

The Texas House Committee on Natural Resources held a public hearing on October 16, 2018, to hear invited and public testimony on some its interim charges … Read Stratecon President Rodney T. Smith’s testimony, Lessons from California’s Journey in Water Markets, where he discusses how California’s experience can be used to inform water management in Texas.

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