Weather extremes are the new normal. Climate change is undeniable. A bright and sustainable future in the West requires that communities integrate land and water policy decisions. The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy is working to secure our water future.

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Land use decisions are made every day that shape our water future. Therefore, it is critical to coordinate land and water use decisions. The Babbitt Center seeks to advance the integration of land and water management to meet the current and future water needs in the Colorado River Basin. Our efforts will advance water sustainability and resilience not only in the Colorado River Basin, but throughout the West, and ultimately throughout the world.

Evaluating Tools for Integrating Land Use and Water Management

Application Period: April 15 - May 16, 2021

The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, a center of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, invites proposals for original research that evaluates the suite of tools, practices, and processes the Babbitt Center has identified as key to connecting land use and water management. This evaluation may assess the overall suite of tools and identify priorities for further research and development; evaluate a category of tools; or rigorously evaluate a specific form of the tool.