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Growing Water Smart

The Growing Water Smart program helps community leaders integrate water and land use planning to further the sustainability and resilience of their community. Multidisciplinary community teams of elected officials, water resource managers, land use planners, and other key personnel come together in facilitated workshops to develop an action plan for water smart change in their communities.

The Babbitt Center collaborates with the Sonoran Institute, Western Resource Advocates, Utah State University, community foundations, state agencies, local governments, and other NGOs from across the Colorado River Basin to amplify the reach and impact of this program. For more information on how to apply, please visit


Babbitt Center Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Babbitt Center Dissertation Fellowship Program assists PhD students conducting research that builds on and contributes to the integration of land and water policy to advance water sustainability and resilience, particularly in the West. The program provides support to scholars early in their careers.  The next fellowship application will open in fall 2025. For information on present and previous fellowship recipients and projects, please visit Babbitt Center Dissertation Fellows, Current and Past.