Utah Workshops

 

new Utah state flag as of 2022
Growing Water Smart workshops are part of Phase 2 – Collaborative Implementation of Advancing the Integration of Water and Land Planning Activities of Municipalities and Counties Across the State of Utah. Using a Utah-focused curriculum developed by Drs. Joanna Ender-Wada and Kelly Kopp of the Center for Water Efficient Landscaping (CWEL) at USU, the facilitated workshops provide collaborative opportunities, policy tools, technical resources, and assistance for participating communities seeking to strengthen their water security in the face of extended drought, climate change, and growing populations and economies. The workshop takes community teams, ideally made up of seven to ten individuals, through structured sessions with goal-oriented collaborative action planning. Growing Water Smart offers an opportunity to learn from peers and experts about the challenges and opportunities of achieving a secure water future. Participating teams spend much of their time defining their water resilience goals and a path to attain them. Teams develop action plans on behalf of their communities and commit to post-workshop activities to advance those action plans.
 
workshop participants discuss water issues around a conference tablePhoto attribution:
Aaron Fortin / Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water and Air
 

 

Upcoming Utah Growing Water Smart Workshops

 

Maverik Stadium, bleachers, and playing field at Utah State University
WEBER BASIN GROWING WATER SMART WORKSHOP

MAVERIK STADIUM, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, Logan, UT: May 14-16, 2024

This retreat-style workshop will be focused on communities within the service area of the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District.

Workshop application form will be posted here.





Photo attribution: Levi Sim, Utah State University, Non-commercial use only


Previous Utah Growing Water Smart Workshops

Zion National Park Kolob Canyon red cliffs
SOUTHWESTERN UTAH GROWING WATER SMART WORKSHOP

 SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY, Cedar City, UT: January 8-10, 2024 

This workshop focused on communities in Southwestern Utah. It was co-sponsored by Washington County Water Conservancy District, Utah Division of Water Resources, Center for Water Efficient Landscaping at Utah State University, and Utah State University Extension.

Participating Communities:
         

Ivins City                     City of St. George
Washington City         Washington County
City of Santa Clara      Toquerville City
City of Hurricane         La Verkin City

Workshop Agenda
Workshop Guidebook, January, 2024

Photo attribution: Susan Buffler, CWEL / Zion National Park, Kolob Canyon

participants at the june growing water smart workshop enjoying lunch at the greenville farm
NORTHERN UTAH GROWING WATER SMART WORKSHOP

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, Logan, UT: June 6-8, 2023

This workshop was focused on communities in the Great Salt Lake Watershed. Participating communities included the following.

            Cache County
            Box Elder County - Bear River Water Conservancy District
            Clearfield City
            Cottonwood Heights
            North Logan
            City of North Salt Lake 
            Salt Lake City

Workshop Agenda
Workshop Guidebook, June 2023

Photo attribution:
Aaron Fortin / Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water and Air
 

Participants engage in discussion at the first Utah Growing Water Smart workshop
INAUGURAL UTAH GROWING WATER SMART WORKSHOP

WHEELER HISTORIC FARM, Murray, UT: November 15-17, 2022

Five northern Utah communities participated in the state’s inaugural
 workshop.

            Layton City
            Sandy
            Provo
            Summit County
            Weber County

Workshop Agenda
Workshop Guidebook, November 2022

Photo attribution: Kelly Kopp, Director, CWEL