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Sustainability Lab well represented at Utah Water Users Workshop


Four CCE Sustainability Lab members spoke at the Utah Water Users Workshop in St. George, Utah, last month. The event drew hundreds of water professionals from around the state.

Annelise Capener, a graduate student, is one who participated.

"It was a fantastic experience to see professionals from a variety of backgrounds coming together with a common goal," she said. "It gives me hope to see how open people are to implementing new technologies. The future of Utah's water is in good hands."

Hopkins (left), a Ph.D. student, spoke on reliable water supply, which he is studying with the support of the Utah Division of Water Resources and other partners.

Alyson Rapp (second from left), a recent master's graduate, and Annelise Capener (second from right) shared their research on artificial intelligence in drinking water operations. Rapp previously studied energy use for aquifer storage and recovery, and Capener is now studying how remote sensing can enhance urban irrigation analysis.

Nathan Lunstad (right), a Ph.D. student and the Director of the Utah Division of Drinking Water, shared his work on smart irrigation controllers and the potential for coordinated water delivery.