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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 1st edition of the Utah Growing Water Smart curriculum guidebook was prepared for the inaugural Utah workshop focused on Wasatch Front communities and held at the Wheeler Historical Farm in Murray, Utah on November 15-17, 2022. 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 highlighting implementation examples. An Additional Resources section at the end guides readers to many other sources of information.