Environmental Flows Policy Guide

Sky Island Alliance and UArizona’s Water Resources Research Center have worked together since 2016 to promote dialogue, understanding, and innovation in our community with the goal of securing environmental flows for water-dependent natural areas. This guide outlines management options for ensuring environmental flows by exploring the status of policies and regulations, highlighting successful example projects, showcasing available tools for local decision-making, and identifying future pathways to include natural areas alongside human uses in water management.