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Table 1.

Summary of Key Characteristics of Each Case Study.

CaseWater Management ObjectiveImplementing ActorsStructure for ImplementationAccounting
Arizona Water Bank Primary: Supply risk management Multientity: State government agencies, local water agencies, municipalities, and tribal entities Distributed Tracks recharge through a system of long-term storage credits 
Bear Canyon Recharge Project Primary: Supply risk management Single-entity: local water agency Centralized Measures inflow and pumping. Uses that information to track total storage 
Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Recharge Program Primary: Address interconnected surface waters Multientity: State governmental agencies, local water agencies, and districts Distributed Tracks diversions, calculates recharge, and monitors aquifer levels 
Groundwater Replenishment System Primary: Broader aquifer or environmental benefits Secondary: Supply risk management Single-entity: Regional water district Centralized Measures water injected for recharge, receives reports on pumping. Combines the two to tracks storage 
Heyborne Ponds Recharge Project Primary: Address interconnected surface waters Secondary: Supply risk management Multientity: Landowner, local water district, and nonprofit Centralized Measures diversions, calculates infiltration, and lagged stream outflows. Uses that information to receive augmentation credits for water that reaches the river 
Kern Water Bank Primary: Supply risk management Multientity: Local water agencies Centralized Tracks diversions of water for recharge and recovery pumping. Uses this information to calculate storage separately for each participating agency 
Recharge Net Metering Primary: Broader aquifer or environmental benefits Multientity: Local water district, landowners, and third-party certifiers Distributed Infiltration measured by third-party certifiers 
Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow Primary: Broader aquifer or environmental benefits Single-entity: local water sanitation district Centralized Measures water injected via wells 
H2Oaks Primary: Supply risk management Secondary: Broader aquifer or environmental benefits Single- became multientity, local water agency, joined by state agency Centralized Measures water injected for recharge and groundwater pumping. Uses that information to track storage 
CaseWater Management ObjectiveImplementing ActorsStructure for ImplementationAccounting
Arizona Water Bank Primary: Supply risk management Multientity: State government agencies, local water agencies, municipalities, and tribal entities Distributed Tracks recharge through a system of long-term storage credits 
Bear Canyon Recharge Project Primary: Supply risk management Single-entity: local water agency Centralized Measures inflow and pumping. Uses that information to track total storage 
Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Recharge Program Primary: Address interconnected surface waters Multientity: State governmental agencies, local water agencies, and districts Distributed Tracks diversions, calculates recharge, and monitors aquifer levels 
Groundwater Replenishment System Primary: Broader aquifer or environmental benefits Secondary: Supply risk management Single-entity: Regional water district Centralized Measures water injected for recharge, receives reports on pumping. Combines the two to tracks storage 
Heyborne Ponds Recharge Project Primary: Address interconnected surface waters Secondary: Supply risk management Multientity: Landowner, local water district, and nonprofit Centralized Measures diversions, calculates infiltration, and lagged stream outflows. Uses that information to receive augmentation credits for water that reaches the river 
Kern Water Bank Primary: Supply risk management Multientity: Local water agencies Centralized Tracks diversions of water for recharge and recovery pumping. Uses this information to calculate storage separately for each participating agency 
Recharge Net Metering Primary: Broader aquifer or environmental benefits Multientity: Local water district, landowners, and third-party certifiers Distributed Infiltration measured by third-party certifiers 
Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow Primary: Broader aquifer or environmental benefits Single-entity: local water sanitation district Centralized Measures water injected via wells 
H2Oaks Primary: Supply risk management Secondary: Broader aquifer or environmental benefits Single- became multientity, local water agency, joined by state agency Centralized Measures water injected for recharge and groundwater pumping. Uses that information to track storage 
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