Colorado Springs Utilities, CO

Landscape Industry Education Plan for Water Conservation Our Approach Project Outcomes

Project Goal

WaterNow will collaborate with Colorado Springs Utilities to support their efforts to develop a landscape industry education plan for water conservation. This project will ultimately determine what educational content, resources, and program requirements are needed to launch and manage a Colorado-tailored landscape industry education program.

Our Approach

Colorado Springs Utilities serves nearly half a million customers along the Front Range of Colorado drawing from diverse water resources, including the high mountain watersheds of the Colorado River. As part of an initiative aimed at enhancing landscape industry education tailored to the needs of on-the-ground professionals, this project will establish regional and statewide stakeholder groups that will collaborate to develop shared training objectives for a Colorado landscape industry education program. To ensure a comprehensive and inclusive approach, cross-professional stakeholders from the landscape, water, and educational sectors will be brought together in two, full-day facilitated regional workshops. These workshops will serve as platforms for defining outcomes, benefits, and unified objectives, recognizing the diverse perspectives and skills needed for effective water resource management and sustainable urban landscape solutions in Colorado. Through workshops, subject matter expert meetings, and review of existing landscaper certification programs, this project will pinpoint existing gaps and strengths in landscaper education resources. By harnessing diverse perspectives and expertise, it aims to shape a collective vision for water conservation and landscape sustainability, catalyzing positive change statewide.


Stay tuned! This project is currently underway.