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Total Organizations: 89
Total Projects: 21
Priority SDGs: --
Priority Industries: --
Profile Completion: 70%

Water Challenges

As reported by organizations on the Hub.

22.7%
Physical water supply
17.0%
Water Demand and Competition among Users
15.9%
Local Water Resource Governance
10.2%
Access to Water Supply and Water Services
10.2%
Compliance with Local Regulations and Widely-Accepted Standards
10.2%
Upstream Water Issues
5.7%
Water Pricing
4.5%
Influent
3.4%
Land Use Issues

Region Overview

The Colorado River (Mohave: 'Aha Kwahwat, Havasupai : Ha Ŧay Gʼam or Sil Gsvgov, or in Spanish: Río Colorado) is the principal river of the southwestern United Stated and northwest Mexico . The 1,450-mile (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed  that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Three-fourths of the Colorado basin is federal land comprised of national forests, national parks, and Indian reservations. The river is the primary source of water for a region that receives little annual rainfalRising in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the river flows generally southwest across the Colorado Plateau and through the Grand Canyon before reaching Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada line, where it turns south towards the international border. After entering Mexico, the Colorado historically formed a large delta, emptying into the Gulf of California between Baja California and Sonora, but now generally dries up shortly below the last dam on the river, near the U.S. Mexico border. More than 20 major dams and a complex set of treaties, compacts, laws, and judicial decisions tightly control the river's flows and allocation
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Organizations in Colorado River


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The Alliance for Water Efficiency is a membership NGO dedicated to promoting the efficient and sustainable use of water in North America and beyond. Areas of interest include conservation program design and evaluation, technical assistance, consideration of water and energy ... Learn More

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a partnership of some of the world’s leaders in sustainable water resource management, bringing together businesses, multilateral agencies, governments, civil society and communities to drive consensus-based actions on shared water risk. At the ... Learn More

ÁLON connects people and resources to raise awareness, converge best practice and collaboration, to support the transition of industries, leaders & lifestyles dependent on water – towards minimizing our water footprints. Learn More

Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm with access to more than 3,000 consultants in over 100 offices around the world. Our Sustainability Practice brings together management consultants and technical experts offering solutions from strategy through implementation ... Learn More

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A Tanzania consulting firm on development issues including water, sanitation, energy and climate change. Learn More

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Artos group aims to reveal economically sustainable solutions to help solving problem of safe drinking water in small communities. That is why at Artos we have developed a product, called Healthy Water Maker, which can (by using the latest purifying ... Learn More

ASMAN Software Solutions Private Limited is a provider of cutting edge software consultancy, design and development services with headquarters in Hyderabad, India. The company made its inception into the IT arena in 2011 and offers a comprehensive range of Software ... Learn More

El GRUPO BIOSFERA, THINK TANK EN INVESTIGACIÓN DE FUTUROS SUSTENTABLES SAC. (BIOSFERA, INVESTIGACIÓN DE FUTUROS) es un equipo de análisis cuyo core business es la investigación prospectiva para la construcción de futuros deseables (futurables), asociados a la sustentabilidad (planeamiento estratégico ... Learn More

Blue Planet Network provides a technology platform for funders to easily select, monitor, and manage WASH projects that have been peer reviewed and vetted for quality and sustainability. Each member project must pass a rigorous peer review and planning process ... Learn More

BEF and has worked over the last decade to scope, develop, support, and design dozens of environmental water programs and projects across the Western U.S. The organization has been instrumental in building an NGO-led environmental water stewardship movement around Western ... Learn More

Over 400 water service providers, environmental advocacy organizations, and water industry professionals working together to maximize urban water conservation in California. Learn More

Mission Statement: To help people protect and restore the natural environments of California watersheds while ensuring healthy and sustainable communities. Learn More

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CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, is a non-profit organization that provides training and consulting to organizations that work directly with populations in developing countries who lack access to clean water and basic sanitation. CAWST "walks beside" ... Learn More

Citizens for Dixie’s Future (CDF) is a grassroots coalition of local citizens committed to protecting the natural resources and quality of life in Washington County through Smart Growth planning for the benefit of present and future generations. Our work in ... Learn More

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The Climate Connected Benefit Society is an industrial and provident society for the benefit of the community – a very simple funding vehicle, which allows ordinary, socially aware investors in the UK to put their capital to work in a ... Learn More

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The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) is an invitation-only membership organization for large companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to environment as a business strategy issue. CEF’s mission is to help accelerate sustainable business innovation by creating the best neutral space ... Learn More

The Council for Watershed Health is a regional hub for essential watershed research, analysis, and education, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The Council’s mission is to facilitate an inclusive consensus process to enhance the economic, social, and ecological health of ... Learn More

Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Throughout the world, we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. Our main focus is on deltas, coastal regions ... Learn More

“IC Medicals” and “ The Emission” are two genetically integrated global internet projects about informational copies of substances and biological objects. DST Foundation initiated the integration of these phenomenal projects in August 2009 as they both are based on usage ... Learn More

Earthwatch is an International NGO which focusses on scientific research and education about environmental issues. Earthwatch run FreshWater Watch, an employee engagement programme which raises awareness of fresh water issues through hands-on Citizen Science Leader training days. In addition to ... Learn More

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain ... Learn More

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Grassroots organization committed since 1990 to help the rural poor of Nicaragua uplift themselves starting with water and sanitation projects. Hygiene education and reforestation components are added to create a holistic model of intervention. Learn More

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a non-profit environmental policy, advocacy, and law organization. Founded in 1967, EDF is guided by science and economics to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. With offices across the United States and ... Learn More

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Through genuine stakeholder engagement, Future 500 aligns the power of the private sector with the purpose of its most critical stakeholders. We work toward a world that realizes sustainable economic growth by addressing social and environmental externalities with market-based solutions. ... Learn More

GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, is a leading global manufacturer of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzers. We also offer Boron and Nitric Oxide Analyzers, Oil-on-Water Monitoring Systems, and other water quality measurement instruments through ... Learn More

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Global Event. World Concert. Documentary covering every corner of the Earth. Investing in Humanity and the Environment. Description THE PURPOSE...THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EXTENSION OF LIZ GREENWELL'S OVERALL GLOBAL VISION OF WATERING THE FIELDS OF HUMANITY WORLDWIDE. LIZ GREENWELL, FROM HER ... Learn More

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of High County Citizens’ Alliance is to champion the protection, conservation and preservation of the natural ecosystems within the Upper Gunnison River Basin. GOALS and OBJECTIVES: High Country Citizens' Alliance is a grassroots organization whose goals ... Learn More

Since its foundation in May 2007, HYTECON has generated an established market position within the field of consulting services for water and technical hygiene related aspects, focussing especially on innovative and customer-oriented solutions. A highly experienced team of microbiologists and ... Learn More

IMAECSED since 1995 is dedicated for philanthropic activities for the common people of the country and outside. Out of its other activities supply of Clean Water has taken as a most important works. Many places like School, Colleges, Offices, Industry ... Learn More

Imagine H2O is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to deploy and develop innovation to solve water challenges globally. The organization's accelerator program connects promising water entrepreneurs with world leaders in industry, government, and social enterprise to help turn new ... Learn More

Purpose of the organization is to promote socio, economic and cultural advancement of weaker sections by education, training, research and field action programs. Specific focus is to promote awareness on water sanitation among rural poor communities and help them to ... Learn More

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Currently celebrating its 42nd year, ICCR is the pioneer coalition of active shareholders who view the management of their investments as a catalyst for change. Its 300 member organizations with over $100 billion in AUM have an enduring record of ... Learn More

January Advisors is a technology company that advocates and pursues open water data and helps the public sector and non-profit organizations understand data. January Advisors addresses environmental challenges with a data-centric approach through consulting, partnerships with the public sector and ... Learn More

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BETTER public private partnership, with partner company John Todd Ecological Design, involved in sustainable water and wastewater and waste to food design and project development worldwide. See www.betterp3.com and www.toddecological.com Learn More

_formerly operated and maintained as blog of SWM THiNKTANK (2010-2012). now maintained as notepad for relevant sustainability issues in context with the _kt75 project (http://kt75-elements.blogspot.ch/). A detailed history of the _kt75 project is documented here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kt75_mirror _kt75 | mirror serves ... Learn More

As we share our water with the entire planet, we feel that it is a precious resource. We monitor how we use water at our factories and are constantly working on ways to reduce our consumption of fresh water resources. ... Learn More

Water is a key part of every stage of our business, from the barley field to the bottling line. The availability of qualityclean, fresh water is critical not only to MillerCoors, but also to the communities we serve. where we ... Learn More

Every Drop: As in all other areas of our business, we work to get the basics right. In all our operations and across our supply chain, we strive to conserve and protect water. Without it, we have no business. Barley ... Learn More

NAQWA is a Russian company which developes and makes nano drinking water recoverers. Our product NAQWA SPRING Drinking Water Recoverer (NAQWA SWR, www.naqwa.com ) created and manufactured in Russia is intended to provide sustainable drinking water solutions first of all ... Learn More

Sunass regulates water and sewage companies, oversees quality of service standards, settles customer complaints and sets regulated prices. Learn More

NVH's mission is to provide low cost, low energy solutions for sanitation and ground water pollution. NVH partners with the Indian Ministry of Defence Research Laboratory to commercialise for global use an effective biological process creating potable water as only ... Learn More

Olam International is a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,800 customers worldwide. Our team of 23,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses including cocoa, ... Learn More

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The Pacific Institute envisions a world in which society, the economy, and the environment have the water they need to thrive now and in the future. In pursuit of this vision, the Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s ... Learn More

We are an independent research institute that focuses on the legal challenges facing water supply infrastructure projects. The world's water infrastructure must adapt to climate change and extreme supply variations, and we research the legal road-blocks that stand in the ... Learn More

At PepsiCo, water is fundamental to our ability to operate efficiently and vital to the communities we serve. Water stewardship is a central part of "Performance with Purpose" -- our mission to deliver sustainable growth by investing in a healthier ... Learn More

Prana Sustainable Water is the designer and the implementer of the Ethical Water Exchange (all rights reserved) transforming wastewater into commoditised treated wastewater for the good sake of our health, planet, economy & water resources as common good. Learn More

Water Education Everywhere Finite but renewable, water is essential for life. We all use, need and impact water, so understanding how we can use water more sustainably is vital. Water literacy starts with effective education. Our mission is to provide ... Learn More

PTF is the voice for businesses that rely on and support the Colorado River. Our 1,100 members are Fortune 500 companies and main-street retailers who support common sense solutions to water challenges facing the southwest. We understand that common sense ... Learn More

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Statewide Colorado, United States, nonprofit organization focused on increasing water (and energy) efficiency in Colorado including a focus on the Water-Energy Nexus. Learn More

RIA designs and delivers land repair and landscape restoration services to the most degraded landscapes. Our emphasis is on restoring the natural function of water and fertility based on patterns and processes evident in every landscape. RIA works with the ... Learn More

The Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (SIDA) is an autonomous organization, taking over the Sindh irrigation and drainage system from the Sindh Irrigation and Power Department. It was established in 1997, an innovative act to devolve power in the water ... Learn More

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Our Mission SolRio champions water security for the American Southwest in the face of drought and climate change. We are working on sustainable solutions to provide a new, large-scale source of drinking water that can sustain productive agriculture and vibrant ... Learn More

We are Ukrainian company SOUZ-CONTINENT. Our company has advanced innovative, high-tech development projects to work with the water is getting the alternate energy and water purification. Very interested in mutually beneficial cooperation for the prosperity of the world community. Learn More

Main focus is SUDS retrofit to tackle flooding and water quality problems in the City of Coventry, UK, and to provide biodiversity and amenity benefits to wildlife and citizens. Coventry has Living Lab Status and the group includes Coventry University ... Learn More

Promote and accelerate development of clean water technologies, using environmentally sustainable and efficient means. Support research and development, education and awareness, site project installation and management. Learn More

The Climate Registry envisions the world on a measureable path to sustainability and provides organizations with tools and resources to help them measure, report, verify, and manage their GHG emissions. The Registry also provides governments and organizations with guidance and ... Learn More

Christopher Gleadle brings Sustainability, and the Green Economy• to life and shows you how to capture, create and deliver more value: serve customers better, reduce costs and mitigate conspiring environmental and social risk to see opportunity for greater profit. His ... Learn More

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We acheive this through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states ... Learn More

Trucost provides data and insight to help its clients understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency. Our clients include companies and their advisors, the investment community, governments, academics and thought leaders. Learn More

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The mission of USU's Center for Water Efficient Landscaping is to promote water conservation and quality in amenity landscapes by developing and disseminating information on demand-side management through effective irrigation and sustainable landscaping to the green industry, water purveyors, and ... Learn More

Veolia Water North America (VWNA) is a water systems service provider and has municipal and private sector customers in the area surrounding the Colorado River Basin. We are also committed to sustainable management of the water resource (www.growingblue.com). Based in ... Learn More

VILLAGES UNIS est une ONG Suisse, reconnue d’utilité publique au N° 080.913007 date de la décision 18/12/2013 et basée dans la république et Canton de Genève Elle est active dans les domaines de la coopération au développement, à l'aide humanitaire ... Learn More

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The Water-Culture Institute promotes sustainable, equitable, and efficient management of water resources through explicit and deliberate application of ethics to the process of water decision-making. We believe that water policies and practices forged through systematic consideration of the moral implications ... Learn More

Provides consulting on water quality matters and water allocation policy issues in the State of Colorado, the Colorado RIver Basin and elsewherein the Rockies, primarily to NGOs. Learn More

The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) promotes understanding of critical state and regional water management and policy issues through research, community outreach and public education. Learn More

Water Technologies International (GR8 Water) is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of technologically advanced Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG). These unique devices utilize a patent pending air purification input system to produce clean, great-tasting, safe water from the humidity in ... Learn More

Wellntel is a groundwater technology and information system making groundwater visible to stakeholders for resource sustainability and resilience planning. Learn More

Wello is a social venture with a bold mission: to deliver clean water to a thirsty world. By reframing the water crisis as an opportunity, Wello has reinvented the wheel and developed an innovative and sustainable business model. THE WATERWHEEL ... Learn More

Founded in 1989, Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a non-profit environmental law and policy organzation. With offices in seven states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming and Idaho), we have developed strategic programs focusing in three areas: Water, Energy ... Learn More

Promoting the use of innovative water-from-air tech for evaporation and condensate recapture &amp; reuse by communities and businesses resiliently adapting to global warming and responding to disasters. In arid and drying regions lacking or losing surface and groundwaters, atmospheric (clean) ... Learn More

Projects in Colorado River


Arizona, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories are arid/semi-arid lands, and they confront similar water concerns. Collaboration between people from all of these locations could help to solve some of the water issues facing these drought-stricken areas. Since 2007, the Water ... Learn More

Arizona Project WET delivers water-related curricula that is relevant to Arizona's unique water story. Each WET workshop features one or two curriculum guides and explores the science, history, and/or mathematics of each concept through varied instructional methodologies that activate multiple ... Learn More

AT&T and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) developed tools and resources to help organizations build their own programs to reduce water and energy use in buildings. Learn More

WhiteWave is focused on geographic diversity of our land with a focus on well water/ groundwater access. In the long term, WhiteWave continues to focus in the long term on conservation andland diversity. In addition, WhiteWave is a charter sponsor ... Learn More

The Environment Defense Fund is launching a plan to reform management along the entire length of the Colorado River, aiming to reduce pressure on the River by: - Guaranteeing water rights for the environment. - Removing barriers to water trading ... Learn More

Connecting Environmental Water Needs to Arizona Water Planning Project explores what it means to consider the environment in water planning. Ultimately, the aim is to establish a dialogue among water users about voluntary, stakeholder-driven options for addressing the environment in ... Learn More

Conserve to Enhance’s innovative approach provides a direct connection between voluntary water conservation actions by water users and local environmental projects. Development of a C2E program can be driven by a water utility, a local environmental organization, or both. Once ... Learn More

The Nature Conservancy is paying local farmers to switch from water intensive alfalfa to barley. In addition, TNC is providing funding for installing more efficient river diversion headgates for irrigation and installation of drip irrigation. Learn More

As drought and monsoon conditions evolve, the Southwest is expected to experience drier-than-average conditions. The project aims to: 1) improve and expand the access of information related to drought conditions, 2) improve understanding of drought and climate, and their co-relation, ... Learn More

With funding provided by BEF’s Water Restoration Certificate® program and other partners, the Colorado Water Trust initiated a water leasing agreement to help boost local stream flows in St. Louis Creek and the Fraser River at a time when a ... Learn More

The Lower San Pedro River Wildlife Area (LSPRWA) covers more than seven miles of the San Pedro River and includes nearly 600-acres of riparian woodlands. This collaborative project, which is a partnership between the Arizona Land and Water Trust (Trust) ... Learn More

This project moves the discussion about climate change from awareness to action and coordination by assessing regional adaptation capabilities and cataloging existing adaptation efforts in the broader Colorado River Basin. Learn More

This project aims to incorporate collaborative work with decision-makers to develop, interpret, and apply climate information. Learn More

Through its partnership with Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Heineken, Restauremos El Colorado is developing a campaign to expand acquisitions water rights for instream flows in the delta while raising awareness and catalyzing action and increased support for river flows permanently secured for ... Learn More

BEF’s Water Restoration Certificate® program provided critical funding to support the Colorado Water Trust’s efforts to work with the City to design, structure, test and monitor the project so it could restore water to the river just as flows dropped ... Learn More

This project examines impacts of drought and climate change on climate sensitive sectors in the Southwest, focusing on ag­riculture and outdoor recreation and tourism. Learn More

The Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program - Arizona/Sonora (TAAP-A/S) is performing assessments of the aquifers shared by Arizona and Sonora. This program has compiled two databases of published materials related to groundwater in the binational upper Santa Cruz and San Pedro ... Learn More

The Verde Ditch Project installed modern irrigation infrastructure including remote controlled gate actuators that manage the level of water in the irrigation canal so that water levels can be raised and lowered to meet the periodic delivery needs of irrigators ... Learn More

This project restores flow to the dewatered river reach that is immediately adjacent to the Wild and Scenic River section of the Verde River. As a result, the project extends viable habitat for several at risk and endangered fish species ... Learn More

The Water Sustainability Program works to strengthen research, outreach, and education efforts in the water resource area at the University of Arizona to help ensure a sustainable, high-quality water supply for economic development and enhanced quality of life for all ... Learn More

The Willow Creek project represents the very first use of a new Colorado law that allows water rights holders to enter into a long-term water conservation program and use their water to benefit rivers during times of critical low flow—without ... Learn More

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