Proprietary Research

Stratecon’s proprietary research service incorporates and builds upon a proprietary database of water transactions throughout the western United States since the 1980s to assist anyone requiring analysis of water markets or water policy issues. The proprietary database results from Stratecon’s publication of Water Strategist (WS) from 1987 through 2010 encompassing data on water marketing and water policy issues in the 17 western states, covering federal agencies, corporate activity, Indian water resources, and environmental and water quality concerns. Stratecon created WS with its team of natural resource economists, policy experts, and researchers to analyze water markets and policy issues affecting the allocation of water resources and the market value of water rights. WS readership represented the broad range of interests: federal and state agencies, landowners, private investors, investment banks, law firms, engineering firms, environmental groups and private individuals.

We encourage you to contact us regarding needs you may have for analysis of water markets or water policy 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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