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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

An Update From Our CEO

Value Nature More As the temperatures rise in my new home of Tucson, climate change, fire and drought are impacting communities across the Colorado River Basin from the Rocky Mountains to the Delta… MORE ›

Crónica: Los flujos de primavera van rumbo al mar

El agua fluye en el delta Algo especial empezó el 1o de mayo de 2021. Los gobiernos de México y Estados Unidos acordaron empezar a hacer entregas de agua específicamente para el medioambiente del Delta del río… MORE ›

Spring Flows are Headed to the Sea: A travelogue

Water is flowing in the Delta Something special began May 1, 2021. The governments of Mexico and the United States agreed to begin delivering water specifically for the environment of the Colorado River… MORE ›