Water Marketing: Montana Farm Bureau Meeting

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A water marketing presentation provided to the Montana Farm Bureau Federation in Summer 2010. The objective of the presentation was to provide an overview of water marketing to the water committee …

A water marketing presentation provided to the Montana Farm Bureau Federation in Summer 2010. The objective of the presentation was to provide an overview of water marketing to the water committee members, so they better understand anticipated water marketing policy in state of Montana.

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  • 1. water marketing in montana Chris Corbin
  • 2. “ He hit him a couple clips with the shovel and a scuffle ensued.” -Green Fields of Montana
  • 3.  
  • 4. Chris Corbin water resource management montana water trust chairman bitterroot water forum MBA wr specialist consultant, freelance marketer, entrepreneur moose drool
  • 5. business acumen water ingenuity Differentiation
  • 6.  
  • 7. water marketing
  • 8. buying and selling in a market
  • 9. Water runs with the land?
  • 10. 1895
  • 11.  
  • 12. water rights
  • 13. property of the state for the use of its people . . . water
  • 14.
    • right to use water
    water right
  • 15. water rights are assets
  • 16. water markets
  • 17. supply and demand
  • 18. “ The West is the fastest growing part of the country. It is also the driest.” - National Geographic Magazine
  • 19. physical supply
  • 20. Steve Running (2009)
  • 21. Steve Running (2009)
  • 22. regulatory supply
  • 23. more valid water right claims than water is available . . . over appropriated
  • 24. Basin closure 3
  • 25.  
  • 26. Mitigation and Aquifer recharge
  • 27. 20 AC-FT 1. Aquifer Recharge 2. Mitigation
  • 28. Future water demand will be met or mitigated by existing water rights.
  • 29. water market demand
  • 30. In Montana and other states, competing demands for water are driving water marketing discussions. -Water Policy Interim Committee
  • 31. Agricultural Urban & Industrial Environmental
  • 32. Gallatin County
  • 33. Agricultural
  • 34. Environmental
  • 35. Urban
  • 36. Missoula County
  • 37. Agricultural
  • 38. Environmental
  • 39. Urban
  • 40. Ravalli County
  • 41. Agricultural
  • 42. Environmental
  • 43. Urban
  • 44. 169,886 irrigated acres USDA, Economic Research Service (2009)
  • 45. 297 miles of blue and red ribbon streams 226 miles of dewatered streams Montana FWP, 2009
  • 46. 59% growth since 1990
  • 47. Agricultural Urban & Industrial Environmental
  • 48. water market transactions
  • 49. Agricultural
  • 50. Transaction #1
  • 51.  
  • 52. never trust a water right
  • 53. Transaction #2
  • 54.  
  • 55. Sale $ per AC-FT?
  • 56. The value of water is what someone is willing to pay for it.
  • 57. Transaction #3
  • 58.  
  • 59. Water Right Lease
  • 60. make sure you get the water!
  • 61. Agricultural Environmental
  • 62. Transaction #4
  • 63. Lake Mary Ronan Flathead Lake
  • 64. Good deals create win-win outcomes.
  • 65. Agricultural Urban & Industrial Environmental
  • 66. Transaction #5
  • 67. Missoula: 1901
  • 68. Missoula: Now
  • 69. Missoula
  • 70. Urban
  • 71. Restructured Shares 80% 20%
  • 72. 20% reduction in revenue
  • 73. Agricultural
  • 74. agricultural
  • 75. Agricultural Environmental
  • 76. Environmental
  • 77. Environmental
  • 78. Agricultural Urban & Industrial Environmental
  • 79.  
  • 80. Urban
  • 81. Water Marketing Agriculture 80% mitigation 20%
  • 82. Agricultural = A shares Urban & Industrial = B shares Environmental &
  • 83. Grass Valley French Ditch Company Roots
  • 84. chris corbin [email_address] 406.531.9156 www.loticwater.com www.activelymovingwater.com
  • 85.