Purpose

WaterMAPS™ is a custom software application that has been developed by an inter-disciplinary team of Utah State University researchers for the purpose of promoting urban landscape water conservation. The tool identifies urban properties with irrigated landscapes that have the greatest “capacity to conserve” water so that conservation information and interventions can be directed and tailored to water users at those locations. It also helps water suppliers assess the effectiveness of conservation program delivery by monitoring site-specific changes in landscape water use efficiency over time.