Three Ways California Can Transform Its Water Data

California faces challenges produced by inaccuracies and nonstandardization of water data. Recent legislation will help fix some of the problems, but more can be done, writes Mark Ziman of Ponderosa Advisors. This op-ed was written by Mark Ziman and published in Water Deeply on July 28, 2017.

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The pushes and pulls of water in the west

Finding and creating value is a primary business goal. While there are myriad ways to accomplish this, Ponderosa Advisors, creators of Water Sage, have found that collaborating with organizations allows us to stay neutral on hot-button issues and still reach the disparate stakeholders we serve. This op-ed was published on cobizmag.com on July 13, 2017.

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GOCO says open space applicants can include water-rights mapping in grants

GOCO is making a water rights mapping software part of the deal to ensure local governments, land conservation groups or Colorado Parks and Wildlife to guarantee due diligence as part of this year’s applications. This article was written by Joey Bunch for coloradopolitics.com on July 7, 2017.

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Bridging the gap between real estate, lending and water rights

In many professional industries – real estate and agricultural lending included – we find our lane and stick to it. If we overstep our boundaries, we may inadvertently give inaccurate information or, all too often, unintentionally step on someone’s toes. This article was published in the Colorado Real Estate Journal on June 21, 2017.

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Ponderosa Advisors, LLC today unveiled new improvements and additional features to WaterSage.com, the largest integrated water and land information platform for the state. This article was published in the Wyoming Business Report on May 24, 2017.

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Tips for radical innovation and entrepreneurship

I recently had the opportunity to be part of a panel discussion at Galvanize Denver-Golden Triangle. The evening was part of Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Tap-IN program and focused on water entrepreneurs: How we overcame obstacles and navigated the rough waters of entrepreneurship. This guest commentary was published in ColoradoBiz on May 22, 2017.

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Online-based software provides easy access to water information

Watered down, water resources are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. But information about how that water is managed, who has senior rights, etc., isn't easy to find. That's where Water Sage comes into play. Samantha Fox wrote this article for the FencePost on May 19, 2017.

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Colorado Water Fluency Partnership Will Enhance Education

Two organizations very involved in Colorado Water have created a partnership to enhance a three-month professional development course to help community and business leaders understand complex water issues. This Colorado Ag Today interview was conducted on May 17, 2017 by KayDee Gilkey and features Rebecca Callahan.

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The Unintended Consequences of Groundwater Overpumping

Overdrafting of aquifers can endanger not only water supplies but also crucial infrastructure. As communities work to implement new groundwater law requirements, available data can help, writes analyst Samantha Fox. This guest commentary was published in Water Deeply on May 3, 2017.

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Hanford Sentinel: Guest Commentary

"Building on unstable ground: The unintended consequences of groundwater use" was written by Samantha Fox and published on April 15, 2017.

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