Protecting the life source of the West has never been more important.
Water is life and there’s no better example of this than the West. Water is the source of community development, agriculture, economies and conflict. A warming climate and extended drought have severely compromised this precious resource. Paradoxically, water in the West, while scarce, is also relatively inexpensive. This critical issue is hugely complex and requires major concessions from all sectors to find the right solutions. That’s why water conservation and management is at the forefront of the Sonoran Institute’s efforts.
Water is the biggest issue facing the West right now — that’s why it’s so central to the work we do. Our water programs focus on reconnecting waterways, balancing natural and human water needs, rehabilitating water habitats, harvesting techniques, river restorations and more. It’s this commitment to a healthy water future that will ensure our communities and environments have an equally healthy future.