Events

2021 Virtual Connecting Land and Water for Healthy Communities Conference

Join the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) and partners for a virtual AWRA 2021 Specialty Conference, Connecting Land and Water for Healthy Communities. The management of land and water are intimately related, yet these connections are not adequately recognized, and the individuals working in these interrelated areas are often disconnected. This conference aims to bring together stakeholders across multiple disciplines and types of organizations and professions to address the design, integration, and implementation of the programs necessary to better connect land and water planning and policy. More information and registration.

The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is planning a Featured Collection as well as an ongoing Featured Series to highlight and build upon contributions from AWRA's 2021 Virtual Connecting Land and Water for Healthy Communities Conference.

Growing Water Smart

This program is a multi-day workshop that educates, trains, and assists communities to implement effective integration of land and water planning and management. Each workshop’s end goal? A one-year action plan to enhance a community’s ability to be resilient in a hotter and drier future. The Babbitt Center collaborates with the Sonoran Institute, Arizona Community Foundation, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and the Gates Family Foundation, among others, to train, educate, and assist city and town officials, water providers, and land planners.

Opportunities

Babbitt Center Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Babbitt Center Dissertation Fellowship Program assists Ph.D. students at U.S. universities whose research 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. Upcoming application deadlines: March 1, 2021. For information on present and previous fellowship recipients and projects, please visit Babbitt Center Dissertation Fellows, Current and Past.

Land and Water Policy Research Network

We are cultivating a Research Network for Integrated Land and Water Policy and Management—the first of its kind. The cross-cutting network is open to all, regardless of professional memberships and disciplinary affiliations. This network provides a forum for scholars across disciplines who are interested in sharing research, conferences and convenings, as well as funding and collaboration opportunities aimed at improving the integration of land and water policy and management, especially in the Colorado River Basin and Western U.S. Join the Research Network.

Native American Graduate Fellowship Program in Water and Land Management

The Native American Graduate Fellowship Program in Land and Water Management supports Native American students’ pursuit of skills and expertise that can be applied to advance water resilience in tribal communities. Upcoming application deadline: July 1, 2021.