James Eklund returns as a guest to The Water Values Podcast and discusses alternative transfer methods (ATMs) in this episode, which is a topic requested by a DU law student (sorry it took me so long to get to this topic). James does a great job of explaining ATMs, their uses, variants and issues surrounding them. Take a listen for a great primer and deep dive on ATMs!
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- What an ATM is
- What “buy and dry” is
- How ATMs started
- The problems that ATMs attempt to address
- How much water can be “saved” using ATMs
- The difference between water conservation and water efficiency
- Creative uses of ATMs
Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:
- James’ earlier appearance on TWV #055
- ATMs on the Colorado Water Conservation Board Website
- Where Now With Alternative Transfer Methods – ATMS – in Colorado? White Paper
- Using ATMs in Utah to stop “buy and dry”
- Colorado Mesa University, EDF & WestWater Research Slide Deck on ATMs in the West (check out slide 9 for a map of prominent ATMs)
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