Our Mission is:"Provide research and data, funding, policy expertise, education and consulting on diverse Verde River issues."
The Verde River Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to developing and facilitating the implementation of policies that help to ensure that the Verde River in central Arizona retains flows that will support sustainable, healthy and diverse economies and ecosystems.
We also help policy makers understand the many complex water resource issues in central Arizona. We are committed to finding sustainable solutions for the human and natural worlds that depend on the Verde River to supply their needs. We are guided by the principle that responses to demands in the system should also increase the river community's intellectual, political, social, individual, natural, built and financial capital. When this goal is realized, the system becomes robust, dynamic and sustainable.