Connecting Water Conservation Efforts and Instream Flow Protections in the Colorado River Basin

American Rivers is partnering with the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the Environmental Law Institute on a one-year project exploring the links between water efficiency and instream flows in the Colorado River basin.

The project, funded by the Walton Family Foundation, will assess the individual water laws of each basin state to determine promising ways to conserve water to instream purposes in the Colorado River basin. We will highlight innovative and successful models and proposals both in and outside the Colorado River Basin and utilize the models to identify potential pilot projects in the Colorado River basin.

For more information, see the Alliance for Water Efficiency site. Anticipated Release Date: Summer 2011.