The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, a center of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, seeks to advance the integration of land and water management to meet the current and future water needs of Colorado River Basin communities, economies, and the environment. We build the capacity of communities to effectively manage their land and water resources. We have confidence in the ability of capable communities to shape their future and recognize that a sustainable region is forged from the actions of individual communities throughout the Basin, each working to be resilient. We are making an impact. We are helping to secure our water future.

There are multiple ways to engage with us to advance sustainability through the integration of land and water management. 

  • Foundations and Partners: We co-fund projects with other foundations, grant-making organizations, corporations, governmental agencies, and individuals to maximize our collective impact.
  • Communities: We offer many resources for local governments, from sharing case studies and lessons learned, to providing technical assistance, training, and learning opportunities.
  • NGOs and Universities: We work with NGOs and universities to develop curriculum and trainings, and conduct research and decision maker outreach that advances the integration of land use and water management.
  • PhD Students: We are proud to offer the Babbitt Dissertation Fellowship Program to PhD students whose research builds upon, and contributes to, our research interests.

To connect with us, please contact us at or 602-393-4309.