College of Law

Measuring Water Use: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Measuring Water Use: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

DATE: Thursday, February 16 2023
TIME: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MST
LOCATION: College of Law and Virtual Event
COST: Free and open to the public
1 hour CLE.
A Wallace Stegner Center Event

Effectively measuring water use is essential for water supply planning and water conservation efforts. Gallons Per Capita Per Day (GPCD) is a common metric for measuring water use, but under the surface there are some shortcomings that if not understood can lead to bad comparisons and even worse decisions. Find out some of the strengths and weaknesses of using GPCD and best practices on using it to compare multiple agencies.

Free lunch for attendees who RSVP for in-person attendance.


Rick Maloy is the Water Conservation Manager at Central Utah Water Conservancy District who works with State and local water agencies to develop water conservation strategies and drive real change.

Rick has spent over 16 years working in the field of water distribution and conservation and serves as the current president of the Utah Water Conservation Forum

Rick served 10 years in the Utah Army National Guard and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a master’s degree from Utah State University.

Utah Water Lecture Series
With support from the National Audubon Society, the Wallace Stegner Center is hosting a four-part Utah Water Lecture Series, which will include  presentations on Utah water law, Colorado River system management and diversions, measuring water use, and water and wildlife. The lectures will be held during the noon hour at the College of Law and streamed online on January 19, February 2, February 16, and March 2. If you miss a lecture, you can watch online on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube channel.

This Utah Water Lecture series is co-sponsored by the National Audubon Society.

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