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Resilient Communities and Watersheds

We help leaders build resilient communities and watersheds


Resilient Communities and Watersheds, a joint program of SonoranInstitute and Lincoln Institute’s Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy assists communities in the Colorado River Basin and those that depend on its waters to scale collaborative action to address the region’s critical challenges. Together we can assess risk, create proactive plans and innovative policies, and bridge gaps between civic agencies so that communities become more resilient.

Explore our resources, trainings and technical assistance opportunities to gain the full range of communications, public engagement, planning and policy implementation tools to realize your community’s goals.

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Our workshops, webinars and resources unite water and land use planning to increase collaboration and community resilience.



This collaborative planning process builds consensus and capacity to adapt in the face of an uncertain future.


Resilient communities

Prepare to adapt and recover from threats such as drought, wildfire and floods with our Resilient Communities Starter Kit.


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ResilientWest is a project of Resilient Communities and Watersheds, a joint-program of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Sonoran Institute.

Featured Resources

Colorado Growing Water Smart Workshop
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Colorado Growing Water Smart Guide: The Water Land-Use Nexus
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Arizona Growing Water Smart Guidebook
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