Water Resources Market Services
Water has been traditionally viewed as an inexhaustible commodity that should be available to everyone at little to no cost. Recently, this view has started to change as the demand for more clean water for drinking, wildlife habitat, and pollution reduction increases. In order to bring this demand for clean water into balance with supply, water markets are evolving. Within a water market system, prices are not regulated, but are set by the free exchange of water rights. With water rights defined, water markets allow owners to make decisions about how this vital natural resource is used or protected.
Watershed Management and Nutrient Trading
The importance of watershed management and conservation of water resources, while providing for the needs of people and ecosystems, cannot be overemphasized. A conscious effort has been made across the country to coordinate government agencies and watershed stakeholders to effectively manage land use and how it relates to watershed management. Each watershed varies greatly in terms of water yield, water quality and production, wildlife habitat, and the activities they support downstream. Under an Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) strategy, watershed stakeholders can work together and ultimately demonstrate the link that exists between industry, natural resources, recreational, and cultural resources. FORECON EMS has the expertise and experience to bring together a multi-disciplinary team to manage watersheds and develop an EBM strategy.