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Utah State University, Western Resource Advocates, and the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, a Center of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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The Utah Growing Water Smart workshops bring together teams of key community staff and water and land use planning decision makers to help build a more resilient and sustainable water future. The workshops use a range of public engagement, planning, communication, and policy implementation tools to help community teams realize their water efficiency, smart growth, watershed health, and water resiliency goals.

This 3rd edition of the Utah Growing Water Smart curriculum guidebook was prepared for the workshop focused on the Washington County Water Conservancy District service area and held on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah on January 8-10, 2024. This guidebook has four main sections: Planning and Goal Setting; Water Smart Land Use and Development Policies; Watershed Resilience and Water Smart Infrastructure; and, Water Conservation and Efficiency Tools. Each section includes more detailed information on particular water smart tools in “Toolbox” subsections, along with case studies from Southwestern Utah highlighting implementation examples. An expanded, sixteen-page Additional Resources section at the end guides readers to many other sources of information.