Santa Cruz River Research Days Recap 2023 

“I know that a great deal of collaboration that went onto include so many entities – solutions to our environmental problems will only be solved through such collaborative actions. I like facts and… MORE ›

Sonoran Post – June 2023

Sonoran Post – June 2023 Edition June is a time for new beginnings – let’s make the most of it!

Sonoran Post – May 2023

Sonoran Post – May 2023 Edition Exploring the Sonoran Desert: A Guide to the Best of May 2023

Sonoran Post – April 2023

Sonoran Post – April 2023 Edition See all the great work we’ve done since you heard from us last, and see where we’re headed for the summer months!  

Sonoran Post – March 2023

Sonoran Post – March Edition Catch up on what we’ve been doing this March and see where we’re headed for April!

Sonoran Post – February 2023

Welcome to The Sonoran Post February 2023, we launched our new monthly newsletter, The Sonoran Post. This newsletter will help keep you up to date on all things Sonoran Institute.

Letter to Water Infrastructure Finance Authority

Last year, in response to former Governor Ducey’s call for action to address Arizona’s water challenges, the Legislature passed bipartisan, multifaceted legislation to tackle a variety of water issues. As enacted, the new… MORE ›

A park in Colorado with a body of water and city buildings in the distance
Growing Water Smart Ready to Meet Basin Challenges 

In August 2022, five of the largest water providers in the Colorado River Basin signed onto a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their commitments to water conservation, efficiency, and reuse in response to intensifying… MORE ›

A Journey Along the Santa Cruz River

For many of its miles, the Santa Cruz River is a dry sandy bed inhabited by tough desert creatures and vegetation. From headwaters in the Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona to its confluence… MORE ›

Sonoran Institute in Planning Matters

Sonoran Institute’s Waverly Klaw was featured in the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Associations “Planning Matters” August issue. See page 20 for the article “Whose Responsibility is it to Prove a New… MORE ›

One Basin

The Water & Tribes Initiative issues a shared vision statement for the sustainable, resilient use of the Colorado River and its tributaries for people and nature As the Colorado River Basin grapples with… MORE ›

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 ›

Jump in for Arizona!

On Arizona Gives Day and Every Day “Forty-five years ago, I was fortunate to spend two weeks on a four-person raft traveling the Colorado River and hiking the canyons. It was a time… MORE ›

Women Leading Conservation

Diverse leadership and gender equity are essential to innovation and success when it comes to tackling climate change and building healthier communities. Today is International Women’s Day, and we are checking in with… 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 ›