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Services for Your Watershed

WMG is an established leader in the planning, design, and implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) and green infrastructure for cities throughout the Desert Southwest.

We specialize in working with diverse community stakeholders, from neighborhood groups to city departments, to develop demonstration sites, design standards, and municipal policies that support sustainable and resilient communities.

Watershed Services

Stormwater Resource Plan. We specialize in taking an integrated community-based approach to shift to the management of stormwater as a resource.  Whether the primary focus is on flood mitigation, aquifer protection, or water quality, we develop solutions that provide multiple cost-effective benefits to your community.

Stream Restoration. In line with our 50 Year Vision and Restore Sabino Creek campaign we work to restore hydrologic connections through a geomorphic restoration approach. Our holistic approach addresses the complete watershed—supporting upland habitats and restoring local aquifers—for long-term sustained health of critical riparian habitats.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure. We utilize the power of natural systems to mitigate flooding and treat stormwater pollution. We provide technical support for modeling, drainage master planning, maintaining infrastructure, and developing design standards.

Sustainable Policy and Code. Our team can help you develop innovative incentive programs, craft performance-based green infrastructure policy, and perform a thorough review of your development code to move your community forward to a healthy, water-resilient future.

Capacity Building. WMG can provide our 7-day Water Harvesting Certification course, a variety of professional trainings, or consulting tailored to your community’s context and needs.

Examples of Past Work

Current and Past Clients Include: City of Tucson, City of Sierra Vista, City of Phoenix, Town of Oro Valley, Pima County Flood Control District, Flood Control District of Maricopa County, Lake Havasu City, City of Flagstaff, Las Cruces, City of Santa Barbara, La Paz (Mexico)

Why Hire WMG?

WMG is a non-profit organization working to improve the communities we serve and benefit all people. Our watershed planning staff have over five decades of collective professional experience as leaders in water harvesting, stormwater management, green infrastructure, natural resource management, and community design. Our rigorous training from the field has led to successes enabling communities in the Southwest to manage water resources in new ways.

All profits earned are invested in our public education programs, so your dollars go even farther to benefit your local community.

Questions? Contact Kieran Sikdar, 520-396-3266 x3.

Watershed Design Staff

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Catlow Shipek
Catlow Shipek
Policy and Technical Director

Catlow Shipek, a founding member of WMG, is a Water Harvesting Certification instructor, and avid practitioner who blends a practical resource management approach with an eye for design. Catlow also has experience in dryland restoration and erosion control practices gained from on-the-ground efforts and past work at the Southwest Watershed Research Center with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

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Kieran Sikdar
Kieran Sikdar
Stormwater Solutions Director

Kieran is a Civil Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager. He utilizes ecological stormwater management design solutions that increase property values through enhanced native landscaping, while providing infrastructure services that reduce flooding risks and cut costs through water conservation. By utilizing all local water resources effectively, Kieran strives to create community design solutions that affordably create high quality of life for people and enhance our natural environment.