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

  • The whole environment of Great Salt Lake is a place of wonder. Life abounds in water, on islands, and about the marshland edges where migratory birds find refuge during long flights north and south. It is also a source of income for companies around its rim (unfortunately). Challenges for the Lake today are balancing acts. We must continue to foster the generous gifts the Lake provides for wildlife, community, and visitors as well as make peace with the human intrusions that threaten not only the Lake’s beauty, but also its very existence as the bountiful center of a thriving community along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.

    Maurine Haltiner, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant