Summer 2016: Accounting for Water

The Economics Issue

What’s the role of water in Colorado’s economy? Dive into how water is priced through markets, rates and valuation methods, explore the economic advantages and considerations in regional water projects, and consider creative funding opportunities to pay for water infrastructure. Download or read the flipbook for the economics issue here or read articles below.


A Price for the Priceless

June 30, 2016 by Nelson Harvey

Estimating water’s true cost—and the value it brings—through rate setting, markets and valuation methods that attach numbers to an indispensable good. 

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Paying for What’s Ahead
June 30, 2016 by Caitlin Coleman
Colorado gets an eye-opening and wallet-busting look at what's coming due for water in the next decades.
Linking Up
by Jerd Smith
Rethinking disparate systems and building bridges to overcome water supply and treatment barriers, financial and otherwise.
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