The AMWUA members and partners host hundreds of educational workshops for residents, professional training,and public events every year to share information and expertise and empower us all be a little more water wise.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019
Hydrate Phoenix: Hydrate Your Soils
Phoenix

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Turn waste into resources and build healthy soils Urban yards have the potential to produce well beyond their natural productivity without needing costly store products by integrating the use of typical waste streams such as greywater, stormwater, plant trimmings, and more. You’ll learn how to assess your yard’s soil type and simple ways to effectively use typical household wastes to build soil health and promote productive urban landscapes. You will leave this session with: Soil resource plan

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-phoenix-hydrate-your-soils

More information and to register: RSVP at watershedmg.org/hydrate. Additional questions? Contact Ryan Wood, WMG Program Manager at (602)618-6650

Location: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
The ABCs of Landscape Watering
Gilbert

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Let’s face it—that little plastic box on the side of your house that controls the watering of your yard can be intimidating! However, it is important to know how to work your irrigation controller because outdoor watering is often the largest water use for a household. This class will teach you how to properly water the plants and grass in your yard. You will also get hands-on experience by learning how to program an actual controller in class. Take what you learn and apply it to your yard for a healthier-looking and more water-efficient landscape.

Cost: FREE

Website: gilbertaz.gov/waterworkshops

More information and to register: (480) 503-6098 - Select Option 5

Location: Southeast Regional Library Assembly Room, 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
Plant Something and nourish it with rainwater harvesting
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to use passive rainwater harvesting to create a series of berms, basins, and swales that will direct rainwater to beneficial use for plants while reducing flooding and erosion in your yard. Watershed Management Group will show you how these practices will slow the flow of the water, spread it across the areas where it's needed, and sink it into the ground.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops

More information and to register: Call 480-312-5650 or email Water Operations - CustomerService@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Location: Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
Growing Fruit Trees in the Desert
Avondale

Time: 6pm-8pm

Audience: Residents

Description: From exotic to native fruits this class describes over 20 different types of fruit in detail. Discussion will cover water, fertilizer, pollination, fruit thinning and planting tips.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1910/768

More information and to register: Public Works Department at 623-333-4400 or email eavila@avondale.gov

Location: Avondale City Hall Building , 11465 W Civic Center Dr, Avondale [ Map ]

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
Desert Lush Landscape Design for the Do-It-Yourself Homeowner : Part 2
Tempe

Time: 2pm-4pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to design a sustainable outdoor oasis in this two-part series. Instructor: Erin Hutton, Landscape Designer.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.tempe.gov/government/municipal-utilities/water/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: Visit www.tempe.gov/conservation or e-mail conservation@tempe.gov or call (480) 350-8351

Location: Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe [ Map ]

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour
Scottsdale

Time: 10am-12pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Take a walking tour (2 miles) through the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park. See water-thrifty plants in action and have your desert plant questions answered by an expert.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops

More information and to register: Call 480-312-5650 or email Water Operations - CustomerService@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden , 8111 E McDonald Dr, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
Hydrate Phoenix: Hydrate With Greywater
Phoenix

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Harvest greywater to complete your backyard oasis. Did you know that an average household’s laundry water produces enough greywater to support a backyard fruit tree? We’ll show you how to use a laundry-to-landscape system to recycle this greywater for use in your yard to nourish plants and reduce your municipal water usage. This session will cover best practices for greywater use and will guide you to creating a greywater action plan for your home. You will leave this session with: Greywater home action plan

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-phoenix-hydrate-greywater

More information and to register: RSVP at watershedmg.org/hydrate. Additional questions? Contact Ryan Wood, WMG Program Manager at (602)618-6650

Location: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix [ Map ]

Friday, Nov 01, 2019
Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour
Scottsdale

Time: 10am-12pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Take a walking tour (2 miles) through the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park. See water-thrifty plants in action and have your desert plant questions answered by an expert.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops

More information and to register: Call 480-312-5650 or email Water Operations - CustomerService@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden , 8111 E McDonald Dr, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Saturday, Nov 02, 2019
Plant Something and design and install drip irrigation to water it
Scottsdale

Time: 10:30am-1:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Simple things you need to know to make your drip irrigation system efficient and easy to maintain. Irrigation Specialist Jeff Lee will show you how to design and install a drip irrigation system.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops

More information and to register: Call 480-312-5650 or email Water Operations - CustomerService@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Location: Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Saturday, Nov 02, 2019
Tree Care
Avondale

Time: 11am-1pm

Audience: Residents

Description: This class includes how to select a tree at the nursery, the design and placement in the landscape, and the how-to of successful planting, watering and care (a discussion of a variety of low water trees and large shrubs will be provided)

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1910/768

More information and to register: Public Works Department at 623-333-4400 or email eavila@avondale.gov

Location: Avondale City Hall Building , 11465 W Civic Center Dr, Avondale [ Map ]