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TRAIN YOUR CITIZENS. In Water Conservation Rick Webster Utah Division of Water Resources. Topics. Water Fair Resources Residential Lawn Watering State’s Role. Water Fairs – Vision Statement. To bring water education to the students and residents of the state. Goals and Objectives.

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Train your citizens

TRAIN YOUR CITIZENS

In Water Conservation

Rick Webster

Utah Division of Water Resources


Topics
Topics

  • Water Fair Resources

  • Residential Lawn Watering

  • State’s Role


Water fairs vision statement
Water Fairs – Vision Statement

  • To bring water education to the students and residents of the state.


Goals and objectives
Goals and Objectives

  • To outline a basic Water Fair.

  • To present resources available to communities for water education.


Why a water fair
Why a Water Fair?

  • A Water Fair can be used to educate the general public about water and wise water use.

  • Brings the community together for its own enrichment.


What is a water fair
What is a Water Fair?

  • A concentrated learning situation, usually broken into classes.

    • Usually no more than 25 minutes

      • Five minute class change

    • Interactive activities with models

    • Can be one or two days

      • Students on day one

      • General public on day two


Who to target
Who to Target

  • Students

    • 4th and 9th grade students have water use as part of their CORE curriculum.

    • Can include all grades.

  • Residents

    • Anyone with an interest in water use.


Student topics

Water Cycle

Groundwater

Surface Water

Water Conservation

History of Water in Utah

Water Treatment

Wetlands

Watersheds

Condensation

Evaporation

Streams

Student Topics


Adult topics
Adult Topics

  • Water-Wise Landscaping

  • Water Audits

  • Toilet and Faucet Repair

  • Lawn Care

  • Basic Water Tips


Scheduling

Classes

More structured

Works best with students

Booths

Less structured

People walk through on their own

Scheduling


Scheduling1

Usually no more than 25 minutes per session

Five minute class change

Interactive activities with models

Can be one or two days

Students on day one

Public on day two

Scheduling


Water fair resources
Water Fair Resources

  • Division of Water Resources

    • Rick Webster

  • Bureau of Reclamation

    • Joe Whittaker

  • County Extension Agents

  • Water Operators

  • Water Users Associations


It s easy to save water
It’s EASY to Save Water!

  • Developed by the Utah Water Conservation Forum in 2002

    • Funding from US Bureau of Reclamation

  • For use by city officials in educating citizens about wise water use in the landscape


Residential lawn watering guide
Residential Lawn Watering Guide

  • www.uc.usbr.gov

  • Downloadable for every region in the state!




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