The mission of the Center for Water-Efficient Landscaping is to promote water conservation through environmentally, socially, and economically sound landscape management practices. Currently, it is estimated that approximately 50–65% of our culinary water in Utah is used for landscape irrigation. Research has demonstrated that the amount of water utilized in landscapes could be reduced substantially without affecting the quality of the landscape or the lifestyles of consumers through efficient use of water and understanding of water issues. Water use could be reduced even further if alternative landscape designs and management programs were implemented. Faculty associated with the Center for Water-Efficient Landscaping research issues related to water conservation in the landscape. For more information, please visit the Center for Water Efficient Landscaping.


Browse the Center for Water Efficient Landscaping Collections:


Irrigation, Water Use and Drought

Sustainable Turfgrass Research

Urban Water Conservation

Water-Wise and Native Plants