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Nevada Drought Forum [State of Nevada]

The Nevada Drought Forum brings together some of the best minds in the water science, conservation, government and industry sectors to ensure that Nevada’s path forward is clear. The Forum provides an opportunity for all Nevadans — urban and rural, north and south — to come together to help address this most critical challenge. The drought forum consists of members of local water municipalities, state government, higher education, and climate experts. The Forum will also call for affected industries, communities and local and federal partners to join in the conversation.

Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Groundwater Development Project

[Project Proponent]

The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has proposed a buried pipeline system to convey groundwater from central and eastern Nevada to Southern Nevada to enhance the area's limited water resources.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Groundwater Development Project —[Also See: Documents Page]
[NEPA Compliance]

The BLM established the Nevada Groundwater Projects Office to facilitate the preparation of environmental impact statements (EIS) for three rights-of-way applications. The applications are for the placement of surface facilities (wells, roads, pipelines, and power lines) to develop and transport water across public lands in central and eastern Nevada to Southern Nevada, i.e. the Las Vegas Valley.

Nevada Division of Water Resources
[Regulatory Authority]

The Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) function is to conserve, protect, manage and enhance the State's water resources for Nevada's citizens through the appropriation and reallocation of the public waters.

Center for Biological Diversity

The Center’s programs are devoted to protecting biodiversity in different arenas through science; legal action; policy advocacy; negotiation with government and industry; and creative, strategic media and outreach.

PLAN — Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

PLAN has opposed the Las Vegas Water Grab, which would create Owens Valley wasteland across a wide swath of the state, destroying the economy of rural Nevada and ranching as a way of life. Instead of drastically increasing monthly bills of ratepayers to finance the pipeline scheme, PLAN favors more stringent water conservation efforts that would save nearly as much water as the pipeline would bring in.

Sierra Club, Toiyabe Chapter

The Sierra Club is the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. The organization has protected millions of acres of wilderness, it helped pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, the club made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.

Confederate Tribes of the Goshute Indian Reservation

We are descendants of the bands of Indians who settled in Eastern Nevada and Western Utah. The Shoshone-Goship people have always been an integral part of Western Utah and Northeastern Nevada. The word Goshute (Gosuite) is derived from the native word Kutsipiuti (Gutsipiuti) which means “desert people”.We have inhabited the land long before the arrival of the white man in America.

Duckwater Shoshone Tribe

The Duckwater Shoshone Tribe is located in beautiful Railroad Valley, a remote, high desert valley in the very northern tip of Nye County. The Tribe is primarily an agricultural community, drawing water from the largest geothermal hot spring located in the State of Nevada.

Ely Shoshone Tribe

In part, the Tribe's mission is to respect the earth, for she is our mother and protector. Our mother earth protects the water, the land, the air, and all things living on her.

Central Nevada Regional Water Authority

The Central Nevada Regional Water Authority (CNRWA) is a 8 county unit of local government in the State of Nevada that collaboratively and proactively addresses water resource issues common to the 8 counties. The CNRWA exists under Nevada's Interlocal Cooperation Act and has delegated authority separate and apart from its member counties.

Nevada Rangeland Resources Commission

The Nevada Rangeland Resources Commission is made up of representatives from the Nevada state grazing boards, and one representative or delegate from the Nevada Woolgrowers, Nevada Farm Bureau and the Nevada Cattleman's Association.

Nevada Farm Bureau

Nevada Farm Bureau is Nevada’s largest, general agriculture organization. The Farm Bureau is a member organization and is the Voice of Nevada’s agriculture, promoting, preserving, and resolving challenges through advocacy, education, and leadership.

Save the Colorado River Campaign

Climate change is looming, population growth is escalating, more dams and diversions are planned, species are on the brink of extinction, oil/gas/mineral exploration near the river is increasing, and invasive species are continuing their march up and down the river and its tributaries.

Colorado River Research Group (CRRG)

The CRRG is a self-directed team of ten veteran Colorado River scholars. Each member has led a research program concerning water resources management, river science, or water law and public policy, or has written widely on these topics. The purpose of the CRRG is to provide a non-partisan, basin-wide perspective on matters pertaining to the Colorado River, helping all those with a stake in the river identify, justify and implement actions that sustainably meet society's demands for water while maintaining the distinct attributes of the Colorado River ecosystem.

Related Information — Charting a New Course for the Colorado River: A Summary of Guiding Principles (December, 2014)

Protect Snake Valley

Snake Valley is over 100 miles long and contains huge mountains, deep canyons, rolling foothills, flat playas, spectacular caves, and even marshes. This website will inspire you to explore it and appreciate it in person.

National Parks and Conservation Association

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to address major threats facing the National Park System. NPCA was established in 1919, just three years after the National Park Service.

Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership

In the Great Basin National Heritage Area, history, culture, and the natural world combine to create a distinct landscape that offers unique opportunities for recreation and reflection. Trade in traffic and tension for wide open spaces, uncrowded trails, and star-filled night skies. Here in the Great Basin, traditions endure and a pioneering spirit prevails.

Living Rivers, Colorado RiverKeepers

Living Rivers promotes river restoration through mobilization. By articulating conservation and alternative management strategies to the public, we seek to revive the natural habitat and spirit of rivers by undoing the extensive damage done by dams, diversions and pollution on the Colorado Plateau

Pacific Institute

The Institute produce research that advances a sustainable environment, healthy economy, and social equity with science-based solutions that lead to social and political change.


Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilizes a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife leads the pack when it comes to protecting wild animals and plants in their natural communities

Western Resource Advocates

Founded in 1989, Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a non-profit environmental law and policy organization. With offices in six states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Idaho), we have developed strategic programs focusing in three areas: Water, Energy and Lands. Each of our programs is committed to curtailing climate change./p>

Water For Food

The Water for Food Institute was founded in 2010 to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less pressure on water resources through improved management of water in agricultural and food systems. We are committed to ensuring a water and food secure world without compromising the use of water for other human and environmental needs. - See more at:

Alliance for Water Efficiency

Financing Sustainable Water is an initiative of the Alliance for Water Efficiency. It was created to provide practical information to guide utilities from development through implementation of rate structures that balance revenue management, resource efficiency and fiscal sustainability.

Great Basin LCC

The Great Basin LCC is one of 22 LCCs nationwide established by the Department of the Interior to better integrate science and management to address climate change and related issues. The Great Basin LCC is a self-directed, landscape-scale, applied science partnership supporting and enhancing on-the-ground conservation efforts through production and dissemination of applied science for natural and cultural resource management decision makers.[Read the Charter - 10 Page PDF]

Friends of Great Basin Water Network

Snake Valley Festival

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