Growing Water Smart at the US-MX Border

June 10, 2024 - June 11, 2024

Sonoran Institute, with support from the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, is excited to host the first US-MX Border Growing Water Smart workshop this summer in Ambos Nogales, Sonora.

Historically, planning for water resources and land use have been conducted separately. Yet, where and how we build impacts the quantity of water needed and the quality of water that supports our ecosystems.

Elected officials, water resource managers, and land use planners can increase resilience and create water smart communities even as populations grow by collaborating to identify and implement strategies that address local and regional water concerns.

The Growing Water Smart workshop brings key community decision makers on water and land use planning together to collaborate on sustainable water use. The workshop utilizes a range of public engagement, planning, communication, and policy implementation tools to help community teams realize their water efficiency, watershed health, and water resilience goals.

This workshop is made possible by the Sonoran Institute and Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy.