It can be difficult to wrap your mind around something so global, but when you begin by considering what is happening locally, it becomes easier to picture the severity of what other country’s are experiencing. The Colorado River Basin is the water lifeline of the western United States. It provides water to roughly 40 million people in 7 states and to Mexico. It supplies water to major metropolitan regions including several of the country’s largest and driest — Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas — and enough water to support irrigation on 4 million acres of farmland. As the water future of the Colorado River Basin goes, so does that of the west.
Western Resource Advocates is a non-profit environmental law and policy organization, founded in 1989. With offices in six states, WRA has developed strategic programs focusing in three areas: Water, Energy and Lands. Funds that we raise for WRA during Earth Month are allocated directly to clean water and conservation programs in Arizona, Colorado, and Utah.
The region is now one of the fastest growing in the nation, and water supplies for urban and agricultural resources are stretched thin. To ensure a future where our communities flourish, economy thrives, and recreational opportunities abound, Western Resource Advocates works to protect our rivers and lakes.