Heavy rain floods the midtown street where Ronni and Roland Kotwica live, causing water to lap close to the front door.
“We get inundated with water,” Ronni Kotwica explains. Two years ago they laid sandbags in front of their house... Read more
Randy Young, a Tucson general contractor and master auto mechanic, is working on a rainwater-harvesting modular system of concrete walls that could be built throughout the landscape.
Young calls his idea Walls 2.0, which could turn “... Read more
The City of Glendale’s Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainability Division known for its award-winning programs took home another honor. Glendale received top ranking in the 2014 Water Resource Center’s “Catch the Rain”... Read more
Small businesses and people who carve curb cuts in front of their homes can likely start getting rebates for water harvesting sometime before July 2015, a Tucson Water spokesman says.
By unanimous vote, the Tucson City Council agreed... Read more
The chile peppers, lettuce and kale growing in a wire mesh pen in Scott Mencke’s backyard garden show rainwater harvesting at its best.
All were nourished with rainwater stored in a 3,000-gallon, 8-foot-tall, 8-foot diameter steel cistern... Read more
Tucsonans on the cutting edge of desert-lands conservation opened their yards and businesses last weekend to show off their water harvesting systems, solar energy features, outdoor showers and even their composting toilets.
Watershed... Read more
Have you ever wondered what it takes to install a water harvesting system for your landscape? Is it a do-it-yourself project, or would you be better off hiring someone? How much water can you save?
And just how practical is a home solar... Read more
Three Simple Systems for $50 or Less
By Lisa Shipek
WHEN YOU USE GREYWATER, you can turn the drudgery of household chores into gardening. My husband and I joke about doing dishes: “Whose turn is it to water the pomegranate?” I love... Read more
Get to know Watershed Management Group including their co-op program, water harvesting design and construction services, and new living lab and learning center in central Tucson.
Prescott Creeks & Watershed Management Group will be hosting two upcoming workshops on Rain Gardens and Green Infrastructure.
Saturday, May 17 from 9 am – 3 pm at the (1280 E Rosser St) will be a workshop on Rain Gardens in the... Read more
The Xeriscape Demonstration Garden in front of the Glendale Main Library was fairly cutting edge when unveiled in 1992.
Over the years, though, city officials and those who maintained the garden realized rainwater headed down its slopes... Read more
Thanks to a public workshop, Sierra Vista’s city complex now shows off not only active rainwater harvesting but also passive techniques that put stormwater to work, while also cleaning it before it reaches the San Pedro River.
On Friday, a... Read more
Clean and dependable water is a valuable resource in desert environments like Southern Arizona.
Watershed Management Group - a local, nonprofit organization, whose main goal is to educate the public, and help them connect with the... Read more
It's been common to turn garden plants or kitchen scraps into compost, but some people in Tucson are working on a program to try to convert human waste into a safe and effective alternative for compost.
Members of Watershed Management... Read more
From a rooftop swamp cooler watering a desert hackberry to a ferrocement cistern that holds 1,300 gallons of water, Saturday’s third annual Home-Scape Tour covers a wide variety of water-harvesting systems.
The systems at the self-guided... Read more
What would happen if every time a roadway was built or renovated, new green infrastructure that added green spaces and soaked up rainwater was also installed? What if every time a new road is planned, we also planned to include lush tree canopies... Read more
Preparing for climate change
Higher temperatures will mean more stress on people and infrastructure. One solution is very low-tech: shade. This fall, I'll be announcing a drive to plant 10,000 trees in Tucson — native and low-water-use —... Read more
The many natural springs in the region can provide enough water to 12,000 villagers. With a practical solution in sight, water-starved villagers living along the Ghats are now fighting back with a little help from NGOs (including Watershed... Read more
Watershed Management Group collaborated with Phoenix Hostel & Cultural Center, Roosevelt Row and the city of Phoenix to incorporate green infrastructure in a Phoenix neighborhood just east of downtown at a public volunteer workshop Sunday.... Read more
Nearly 8,600 people across the state came together for nonprofit organizations Wednesday, donating nearly $929,000 as part of the first-ever Arizona Gives event.
Two Tucson-based organizations came out on top with Ben's Bells having the... Read more