Westwide Reports

Growing Water Smart: The Water-Land Use Nexus
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The Sonoran Institute and Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy’s Growing Water Smart program introduces communities to the full range of communications, public engagement, planning, and policy implementation tools to realize their watershed health and community resiliency goals. Through Growing Water Smart, Colorado communities can learn how they can integrate land use and water planning.

Resilient Communities Starter Kit
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The Resilient Communities Starter Kit is a road map for making communities more resilient to shifting climates and changing environments.

ReStore – 06.2014
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Workshop participants identified several alternative approaches for further study. For example, alternative compensation schemes including annual payments or royalty payments merited much discussion. There was also interest in new approaches to landowner negotiations,… MORE ›

Getting Right-of-Way Right
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In January 2013, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Sonoran Institute, Headwaters Economics and the Western Governors’ Association convened a workshop focusing on landowner compensation for electric power transmission (transmission) rights-of-way. In particular,… MORE ›