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wrrc CoopExt logoConserve2Enhance is a program of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) that originated in Tucson, AZ as an answer to the question, “Why should I use less water if it’s just going to go to more growth?”  The Conserve2Enhance program connects conservation to community action by linking your donations, based on water savings, to funding to enhance our urban waterways and wildlife habitats. Program development support and the tools on this website are provided for free by the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.  

Why join a C2E program? Water resources, water quality, and stream flows consistently rank as top community concerns. At the same time, much of the country faces significant water resource challenges—especially the Colorado River Basin, which serves drinking water to forty million people and irrigates crops that produce 15% of the nation's food. Prolonged drought has stressed the Colorado River system making increased water conservation and efficiency critical to maintaining the quality of life and natural resources of our region. Conserve to Enhance helps achieve both of these goals by providing you the opportunity to donate money you save as a result of water conservation and efficiency to environmental restoration in your community and across the Colorado River Basin.

Want to learn about the program?  Go to our How C2E Works page or to see how Conserve to Enhance works in different communities, visit our Existing Programs page.  

Ready to join C2E? Click HERE and get started today.

water RAPIDS logoWant to learn about related WRRC programs?  Click HERE to explore the Water RAPIDS program page. Water RAPIDS (Research And Planning Innovations for Dryland Sysytems) seeks to help communities balance a secure water future for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors with the water demands of the natural environment. Planning for people and natural resources together can lead to a more sustainable future by both strengthening local and regional economies, and supporting the natural resources that contribute to a high quality of life in the southwestern United States.