The Potential for an Urban Water Market in Los Angeles and Beyond

The Avenue, May 2017

By: Brookings Institution, Gregory Pierce, Joseph Kane
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Integrated Water Resource Management

This blog article focuses on the impacts of developing an urban water market as it represents a particularly innovative way to encourage more sustainable and equitable water management across an entire region. It also discusses how urban water market can address several water challenges, accelerate infrastructure improvements for the future and could lead to a new regional precedent and practical model to consider in arid urban regions.



Los Angeles, CA

2010 Population: 3,792,621

2010 Population Density: 8,092.31/square mile