About Us

Stratecon Inc. is a strategic planning and economics consulting firm specializing in water. We provide advisory services in the acquisition of water rights throughout the western United States and in the sale and leasing of water rights and water supplies to public and private sector water users, as well as provide proprietary research services, and expert testimony. Stratecon brings together the disciplines of economics, finance, natural resource management and law to develop innovative solutions to commercial and public water policy issues.

Stratecon also produces Journal of Water and the Hydrowonk Blog:

Journal of Water is a paid subscription journal reporting on the important, path-breaking and innovative developments in water resources in the Colorado River Basin, Texas and elsewhere in the Southwest.

Hydrowonk Blog is an open intellectual marketplace for the water industry… a forum to exchange information and perspectives. Stratecon invites you to join in the conversation at Hydrowonk.com


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Stratecon Partners with WWI to Support Academic Research on Pressing Water Challenges

Stratecon Inc. has partnered with World Water Institute (“WWI”) to provide support for curriculum development and student and faculty research that seeks to find solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. Stratecon President and WWI Board Member Rodney T. Smith said, “With WWI’s focus on using market mechanisms to solve water resource management problems, […]

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Looking Forward: Importing Institutional Concepts from the Water World

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin launched the inaugural Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference in Midland February 20-23, 2018.  The conference emphasized innovation and facilitating commercial-free discussions about facing the water resource challenges confronting the energy industry in the Permian Basin. The two and a half days of presentations connected professionals, policy-makers […]