Event Title

Economic Insight from Utah’s Water Efficiency Supply Curve

Location

Logan County Club

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Start Date

3-28-2017 1:45 PM

End Date

3-28-2017 1:50 PM

Description

Across the western US, growing populations and urbanization along with environmental demands and a changing climate have strained water allocation mechanisms originally designed to provide water to agriculture. We examine Utah's options for new water supply via conservation, interpretable by policymakers, water agencies, and water users. Findings indicate that the largest potential water savings, at the lowest cost, are in agriculture and outdoor residential water use, where more efficient application can maintain acreage of crops and lawns at current levels while dramatically reducing use.

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Mar 28th, 1:45 PM Mar 28th, 1:50 PM

Economic Insight from Utah’s Water Efficiency Supply Curve

Logan County Club

Across the western US, growing populations and urbanization along with environmental demands and a changing climate have strained water allocation mechanisms originally designed to provide water to agriculture. We examine Utah's options for new water supply via conservation, interpretable by policymakers, water agencies, and water users. Findings indicate that the largest potential water savings, at the lowest cost, are in agriculture and outdoor residential water use, where more efficient application can maintain acreage of crops and lawns at current levels while dramatically reducing use.