Event Title

Water Usage and Utah's Growing Population

Presenter Information

Darren Bingham
Evan Pool

Location

Eccles Conference Center Auditorium

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu

Start Date

3-31-2015 11:40 AM

End Date

3-31-2015 11:50 AM

Description

In recent news, NASA scientist have said that the state of California only has one year of water left. Based on population growth and water usage, Utah could outgrow its supply of water just like California. With this in mind, our project wishes to prevent such catastrophes from happening in Utah. Through our research we found that Utah is the second driest state in the nation and is expecting to double in population by 2050. As more land turns from rural to urban, some counties have already seen their water consumption shift away from agriculture and toward industry and municipal use. Unfortunately, Utah has some of the lowest water prices and in a recent national study, Utah became the highest per capita water user in America. With such high water usage, education will be critical in teaching people how to conserve water in their homes and businesses. If individuals are not able to reduce their usage, our project found that policy will be needed to enact and help foster this change. The hope of this project is to provide a foundation for which individuals can help nurture responsible water consumption within the state of Utah.

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Mar 31st, 11:40 AM Mar 31st, 11:50 AM

Water Usage and Utah's Growing Population

Eccles Conference Center Auditorium

In recent news, NASA scientist have said that the state of California only has one year of water left. Based on population growth and water usage, Utah could outgrow its supply of water just like California. With this in mind, our project wishes to prevent such catastrophes from happening in Utah. Through our research we found that Utah is the second driest state in the nation and is expecting to double in population by 2050. As more land turns from rural to urban, some counties have already seen their water consumption shift away from agriculture and toward industry and municipal use. Unfortunately, Utah has some of the lowest water prices and in a recent national study, Utah became the highest per capita water user in America. With such high water usage, education will be critical in teaching people how to conserve water in their homes and businesses. If individuals are not able to reduce their usage, our project found that policy will be needed to enact and help foster this change. The hope of this project is to provide a foundation for which individuals can help nurture responsible water consumption within the state of Utah.

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