February 24, 2023
attendees at a utah growing water smart workshop
Attendees at the inaugural GWS workshop in November

Building off the success of our inaugural November workshop, we are excited to announce that the second Utah Growing Water Smart (GWS) workshop will be held June 6th-8th at Utah State University in Logan. The project team would very much appreciate your support in sharing this opportunity with your members or network!  Please feel free to forward along the email description below or share through your newsletter, social media, or other outreach channels. 

The GWS workshop brings key community staff and decision-makers on water and land use planning together to collaborate to help build a more resilient and sustainable water future. This 3-day workshop uses a range of public planning, communication, and policy implementation tools to help community teams realize their water efficiency, smart growth, watershed health, and water resiliency goals.

The Utah Division of Water Resources along with our partners at the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy a center of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Western Resource Advocates, and the Center for Water Efficient Landscaping at Utah State University, are accepting applications from communities in the Great Salt Lake Watershed that are interested in participating in the GWS workshop. Applications are due Friday, March 17th.

Location: Maverick Stadium at Utah State University in Logan

●       Dates: June 6th, 7th, and 8th

●       Eligibility: Municipalities, towns, and counties located in the Great Salt Lake watershed

●       Community teams (7-10 people): Senior staff from land use planning, water management, economic development, and sustainability offices, local elected officials, community organizers, etc.

●       Costs: No cost to selected teams. Lodging and some meals will be provided. Participants cover their own travel.

●       Learn more and apply: growingwatersmartutah.org

●       Application Deadline: Friday, March 17th

●       Questions: waterandland@utah.gov

If you’d like to learn more about the GWS program, you can watch a recording of our 2022 webinar on the program here, or a short video about what to expect during the workshop.The Utah Growing Water Smart Team