Kathleen and Mike Marron were new Tucsonans about a year ago when they bought their small north-side home.
“I’d never gardened in the desert before,” says Kathleen, an Ohio transplant who originally wanted to turn her pea-gravel-covered... Read more
According to Brad Lancaster's calculations, "Tucson's average rainfall actually exceeds our current municipal water use." And, despite an increase in public interest surrounding the potential of a water source that quite literally falls from the... Read more
You wouldn’t know it by the sound or look, but the home of Frances Peake and Louis Powell is in the middle of the desert.
Their central Phoenix home is alive with fountains, animals and lush vegetation. But it wasn’t always that way. When... Read more
Attendees came from as far away as Santa Fe and Tucson. Many of those attending work for the City. Also represented were Doña Ana County, NMSU, UTEP, and NMDOT. Tucked in among the dozens of engineers, planners, architects, designers, and... Read more
Rainwater harvesting, green infrastructure, and low-impact development were the focus of a two-day workshop put on recently by the city of Las Cruces, Stream Dynamics, Watershed Management Group, and the New Mexico Environment Department.
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Water, our neglected and often forgotten lifeline.
Burdened my rising temperatures, the prevalence of drought has increased dramatically in the Southwest. It has led to voracious groundwater pumping, an unsustainable practice of our... Read more
Water - Use it wisely with rainwater harvesting article is on page 10.
From September 9th through the 11th, 2015, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and the North American Development Bank (NADB), in coordination with the City of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, launched a Green Infrastructure... Read more
Meet 2 local businesses that encourage their employees to bike to work (see page 27).
Mi Casa es Su Casa podcast
Program manager, James DeRoussel, shares the work of WMG on KVOI's Mi Casa es Su Casa show. The segment runs from approximately 02:00 - 10:30.
Watershed Management Group pioneered a Green Infrastructure project along Jalisco Blvd in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. This project was completed in collaboration with COCEF-BECC, NADBANK, Municipio de SLRC and the invaluable... Read more
If you remember Sabino Creek when it was wetter than now, a Tucson conservation group wants your story.
“Once Upon a Creek,” a public program on Thursday, Sept. 17, will let residents share their stories of the creek and conservationists... Read more
A lot of residents like seeing monsoon rain, but not inside their houses. However, with flash floods and hail storms, it can and does happen here in southern Arizona.
With some simple gardening and landscape changes residents can make to... Read more
An Arizona group's efforts to conserve and redirect water have made rainy days even more of a blessing for a Phoenix church.
Water Management Group's design is helping the congregation's land flourish.
Primera Iglesia Metodista... Read more
Jan Schwartz feels she and partner, Judith McDaniel, are all set for retirement.
The 1999 house they bought in 2002 has been insulated with cork walls and roof. The solar panels save on the electrical bills.
The water-harvesting... Read more
The summer is now approaching its later months and Arizona is preparing for the monsoon season. Everyone living in the desert knows how beautiful it can be, but they also know how precious water is. Now that the monsoon season is upon us, why not... Read more
KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona
TUCSON - In some places, like California, immediate changes are being made amid a severe drought. However, here in a desert region that is lucky to get 12 inches of rain in a year, our water demand has... Read more
Tucson Green Magazine
It took a wanderer's existence to help Lisa Shipek realize she wanted roots, and now she's putting them down deep in Tucson and soaking them with harvested rain water.
The 29-year-old executive director of the local nonprofit Watershed... Read more
TUCSON, Ariz. — Schoolteacher Terry Anderson took a break in the shade of a mesquite tree in her front yard as a team of volunteers from a local nonprofit put the finishing touches on a morning's work to help her capture water from the desert... Read more
This April, the Living Streets Alliance partnered with the City of Tucson to host their annual bike-centric event, The Bike Fest. This year marked the largest Fest yet, with 75 events taking place all April and 20 plus businesses showing support... Read more