Loading…
Watershed Symposium 2018 has ended
Welcome to the official website of the 12th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, November 14-15, 2018!  Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance.  Hosted annually by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration.

Powerpoints and audio recordings are available!  Click on a session and scroll down to the attached files.
Check out the photo album!
View analytic
Thursday, November 15 • 2:25pm - 2:55pm
The Water Warrior Challenge: Incentivizing Water Conservation

Log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

The Water Warrior Challenge: Incentivizing Water Conservation

The Water Warrior Challenge is an incentive based program, designed to improve Distribution uniformity over a large landscaped area. The program provides friendly competition and an avenue for the landscapers to be excited about improving the DU of their areas.

Full Abstract
The Water Warrior Challenge is an incentive based program, run by the water conservation specialist working with the landscape area managers, as the participants. The program is designed to get Distribution uniformity, or DU data from WSU’s irrigation zones to provide a way to improve the DU in each area. Distribution uniformity measures how evenly water is applied to a landscape area. The lower the DU the more water is needed to maintain the landscaping. Each of the twelve landscape area managers and the water conservation specialist chose an area that needs improvement. After an area is chosen a water audit is performed. A water audit among other things provides the DU of the zone. After the water audit is performed, a plan to improve the DU is created and executed. After the improvement has been implemented a second water audit is performed and the data is compared. The landscaper that has the most DU percentage improvement wins the water warrior challenge and a large trophy. This program has been successful in not only replacing over two hundred outdated and inefficient irrigation spray heads with high efficiency rotatory sprinkler heads and installing over 500 feet of drip line a year, but also looking at each irrigation zone individually to implementing a custom plan to perform the best improvements possible, for that area. The program also provides friendly competition and an avenue for the landscapers to be excited about improving the DU of their areas.

Speakers
avatar for Drew Hodge

Drew Hodge

Water Conservation Specialist, Weber State University
Drew Hodge is a water conservation specialist at Weber State University, in the Energy and Sustainability Office. Drew has a Bachelors degree in Geography, with an Environmental emphasis.



Thursday November 15, 2018 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Lower Level - Ballroom C Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119

Attendees (15)