Living River Project Receives Award

2018 National Environmental Achievement Award The Pima County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to recognize the Pima County Living River Project Steering Committee and its partners, Sonoran Institute and the United States Environmental… 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 ›

What Does Water Taste Like?

Do you remember what water tasted like as a kid? For me, it’s a very vivid taste; and, I’m surprised about how many memories of drinking water I have! There were rules, of… MORE ›

Earthworks on the Colorado River

“You know how they say, ‘You can’t love what you don’t know?’ Well, this is why we need to reach out to people who don’t know what the deal with the river is.… 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 ›

Endangered Fish Thriving in Santa Cruz River

Recycled Wastewater Vital for Ecosystem Recovery The endangered Gila topminnow, which returned to the Santa Cruz River after a 10 year absence, now appears to be thriving. The native Arizona species, listed under… MORE ›

Re-Envisioning the Upper Santa Cruz River

A few weeks ago, the Sonoran Institute hosted a meeting of stakeholders in the Upper Santa Cruz River in southern Arizona to discuss what they value about the river. The gathering is part… MORE ›

Our Response to the 2016 Presidential Election

We, as a country, are faced with many unanswered questions after Tuesday’s presidential election. I will try briefly to answer just one…. What does the 2016 presidential election mean for the Sonoran Institute?… MORE ›

What do Minutes Have to do with Water?

  Folks have been pretty excited at the Sonoran Institute offices recently as a new scientific report for the IBWC was released with interim results from the Minute 319 pulse flow. And while… MORE ›

Celebrating the Mexicali Fluye Project

This September, the Sonoran Institute gathered with our agency partners to celebrate the Mexicali Fluye project, which is a new and innovative program that is transforming Mexicali’s drainages from dumping grounds to community… MORE ›

Desert Alive

Bor∙der (noun). A line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries. Countries, people, wildlife and even water. Edward Abbey said that there is no shortage of water in the Southwest desert but… MORE ›

Lower Santa Cruz River Study Results

Newly Released Living River Report Tracks Changing River Conditions TUCSON, Ariz. (July 12, 2016) –  Pima County and the Sonoran Institute have finalized the third EPA-funded report in a series entitled A Living… MORE ›

The Living River of Your Community

What is a river to a desert? A source of life, a safe haven for plants and animals, perhaps a place to have your next weekend picnic? How about all of those things.… MORE ›