Payne, Matt

Author Description

Matt Payne leads the Southwest office of WWR in Phoenix, Arizona. His areas of expertise are water resource economics, water asset valuation, water supply planning and implementation, and water asset transactions. Recently, Matt has been engaged by a California wholesale water agency to support development of a water banking enterprise. Matt also leads water rights acquisition programs for California’s largest investor-owned utility, and Arizona’s largest wholesale water agency. Matt holds an M.B.A. from Arizona State University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (P.M.P.). He also earned a degree in economics from Colorado College. Matt is developing the first-ever price index for water rights in the American West.

Authored Reports

Water Rights Trading: Market Performance & Metrics of Water Rights Trading Across the West