Santa Cruz River Research Days Recap 2022

“The cultural history of the Santa Cruz is a rich, complex, and fascinating one. For starters, the Santa Cruz is the reason we can call Tucson home. And its waters have supported people… MORE ›

Jump in for Arizona!

On Arizona Gives Day and Every Day “Forty-five years ago, I was fortunate to spend two weeks on a four-person raft traveling the Colorado River and hiking the canyons. It was a time… MORE ›

Women Leading Conservation

Diverse leadership and gender equity are essential to innovation and success when it comes to tackling climate change and building healthier communities. Today is International Women’s Day, and we are checking in with… MORE ›

Growing Water Smart Reunion

Bringing past participants together to celebrate collaboration and progress In January, we hosted a Growing Water Smart reunion with our Colorado and Arizona workshop alumni. Over 100 program participants joined the online event… MORE ›

Awards for the Best Plans and Policies

Growing Water Smart Award with APA Colorado We work with the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Colorado) to recognize exemplary Colorado communities that are integrating water and land use planning… MORE ›

Santa Cruz River Ask Me Anything 

Last month our Santa Cruz River team was invited to do an Ask Me Anything on the Tucson subreddit. The online group is focused on Tucson-specific issues and news and has more than… MORE ›

Women in Resilience Spotlight: Blue Baldwin

Baldwin pilots new program that saves water, improves parks, and addresses climate inequities The woman-led team at the Green Stormwater Infrastructure program at City of Tucson – Tucson Water is getting ready to tackle some big sustainability issues.… MORE ›

Ample, Clean Water for Colorado

On Colorado Gives Day and Every Day “I have lived in Colorado for so long that I can remember hikes when I could kneel down and scoop water out of a stream and… MORE ›

What Sustainability Staff Can Do for Local Government

Sonoran Institute celebrates the crucial steps the City of Longmont has taken—from attending the Growing Water Smart workshop, adding staff focused on sustainability, to making sure their goals match the changing climate. The… MORE ›

Water for the Santa Cruz River Ecosystem

Bringing water from the Conservation Effluent Pool into action. Good news broke last March at Santa Cruz River Research Days: Pima County received approval to permanently allocate water to sustain river flows benefiting… MORE ›

Mensaje más reciente del director ejecutivo

Una organización resiliente Atravesando la peor crisis del mundo, el Sonoran Institute logra resultados sobresalientes. Cuando llegué como CEO del Sonoran Institute durante la pandemia a fines de septiembre de 2020, tuve la… MORE ›

An Update From Our CEO

A Resilient Organization Straight through the world’s worst crisis, the Sonoran Institute achieves outstanding results. When I arrived as CEO of the Sonoran Institute during the pandemic at the end of September 2020,… MORE ›

In the Seat of Restoration

Interviewing the people closest to the Colorado River Delta restoration The Colorado River Delta is a place where nature is returning to life in extraordinary ways, especially with the regular deliveries of water… MORE ›

Water is on the Way: The travelogue completes

We continue to follow the path of the water being delivered to the Colorado River Delta. From the first irrigation gate being opened to seeing the water rejuvenate our restoration sites the water… MORE ›

Kids playing in the flowing Colorado River at Vado Carranza in the Mexicali Valley. July 2021.
Celebrando los flujos de agua en el delta

¡Ha pasado un tiempo desde nuestra última actualización sobre las entregas de agua que fluyen en el delta del río Colorado! El 1 de mayo, los gobiernos de México y Estados Unidos comenzaron… MORE ›