Amelia Nuding

Senior Water Resources Analyst

Western Resource Advocates 


Amelia Nuding joined Western Resource Advocates in 2010. She works with utilities, municipalities, and state agencies to advance innovative water management strategies, and to improve the integration of water and land use planning. She conducts technical, spatial, and policy analyses to advance these goals.  She has a Masters in Water Resources Management from the Bren School at UCSB, and a bachelors in physics from Vassar College.

Title: The Future of Secondary Water Metering

Thursday, May 10th, 10:55 AM

Abstract: Improved water conservation efforts are necessary to improve water management throughout Utah. Western Resource Advocates (WRA) conducted a study in 2017-2018 to determine which conservation measures would be most effective at saving substantial amounts of water over the next 5-10 years. While water conservation necessarily requires a multi-pronged strategy, secondary water metering rose to the top, based on a series of interviews conducted with experts across the state. WRA then conducted a Lead User workshop, bringing together experts in secondary water metering, finance and communications, which resulted in the articulation of a three-pronged pathway to accelerate metering of secondary water systems. The results of that workshop, as well as its implication for water conservation and the Great Salt Lake, will be discussed. To access Nuding's White Paper, Accelerating the Implementation of Secondary Water Metering in Utah, click here. 


Why We Care

  • Years ago the Great Salt Lake was a entertainment destination for the people of Salt Lake City. One of my ancestors had a vacation home near Black Rock, where he would take his family to escape the heat and cares of the city. That was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. For many reasons the lake is not as popular as it once was. But it has been a source of peace, contemplation, and inspiration to me. I reflect on photos I have seen of the grand days of Saltair and the love of floating in the lake. I have done this myself on numerous occasions. I love the sensation of effortlessly floating. And we can escape the cares of the world.

    Clinton Whiting, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant