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
There’s a hip, new environmental buzzword on the scene: hydro-regionalism—and Watershed Management Group (WMG) is leading the way. This local nonprofit organization works to engage people in water harvesting projects and policy initiatives that... Read more
This week we talk with another Southern Arizona environmental nonprofit, the Watershed Management Group, which is led under the direction of Lisa Shipek as Executive Director. This is a jam packed episode because Watershed Management Group is... Read more
At first glance, it seems the Watershed Management Group’s headquarters doesn’t have many displays of sustainable living projects.
Its Living Lab seems to consist of a couple of small cisterns next to outbuildings and solar panels... 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
In this episode Karilyn Roach and I discuss how the Community Water Coalition works by bringing together a diverse group of members. The Coalition was formed in 2011 and Watershed Management Group who is one of the original members housing the... 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 support... 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