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 ›

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 ›

Gunnison County Team. Pictured: David Baumgarten, Ashley Bembenek, Will Dujardin, Janet Farmer, Russ Forrest, Roland Mason, Julie Nania, Rachel Sabbato, with workshop facilitators, Faith Sternlieb, Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy and Danielle McPherson, WaterNow Alliance
Teamwork Protects Water Resources

“We’re all in this together” is a spirit that has long sustained the communities of Gunnison County in western Colorado. Nestled in the Rockies and surrounded by national forests, Gunnison Valley is several… MORE ›

A Narrow victory for Colorado Proposition DD

Let’s roll up our sleeves for water resilience… “Now that Proposition DD has passed, we stand ready to work with state and local officials and our partners to ensure that funds allocated to… MORE ›

An Update From Our CEO

A Splash of Summer It’s summertime! That time of year, when we all like to get away and enjoy friends, family, or just some quiet time alone. It’s time to visit new places and favorite,… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
An Update From Our CEO

I recently returned from Denver, where the temperatures were soaring far above average. My flight from Tucson gave me a bird’s-eye view of the fires impacting the communities surrounding Durango—further evidence of climate… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
An Update From Our CEO

It is the season of gratitude for the year’s achievements and the setting of intentions for the year to come. Here at the Sonoran Institute we are looking back on a year of… MORE ›

Stephanie Sklar
An Update From Our CEO

The first three months of 2017 have flown by, and while events across the globe have been rapidly unfolding and often distracting or enthralling depending on your viewpoint, here at the Sonoran Institute… MORE ›