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

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
Learn to Prune
Scottsdale

Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Pruning promotes the beauty, strength and health of your trees and shrubs. Learn basic pruning cuts in a hands-on outdoor setting from ISA Certified Arborist John Eisenhower. This popular class fills quickly so register early! Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Location: Southeast corner of McDonald Drive and Hayden Road near the dog park.

Cost: Free

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

More information and to register: For more information and to register, please visit Scottsdale Water online at https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops or by phone (480) 312-5650

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

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019
Creating a Desert Oasis: Part 1
Chandler

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: The first session in this two-part series will teach you the basics about landscaping in our desert. You will learn the concepts of design, the desert plant palette, plant selection and plant combinations

Cost: All workshops/classes are free of charge to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required as space is limited.

Website: https://www.chandleraz.gov/residents/water/water-conservation/education-and-resources/landscaping-and-irrigation-workshops

More information and to register: Register online at chandleraz.gov/waterconservation. Questions? Contact the Water Conservation Office at conserve@chandleraz.gov or (480) 782-3589.

Location: Environmental Education Center, 4050 E Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler [ Map ]

Monday, Mar 18, 2019
Finding and Fixing Leaks
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Is your toilet running? Well you better catch it… and tips to find and fix other leaks around the house. This workshop will take you through best practices and common problem areas to check when looking for leaks. Save water and money and empower yourself to be a leak detective!

Cost: Free

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

More information and to register: For more information and to register, please visit Scottsdale Water online at https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops or by phone (480) 312-5650

Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
Vegetable Gardening through the Seasons
Chandler

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Get your garden growing in our unique desert environment. Learn the importance of soil preparation and how to work with our challenging climate. Learn proper planting seasons and strategies for a bountiful harvest.

Cost: All workshops/classes are free of charge to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required as space is limited.

Website: https://www.chandleraz.gov/residents/water/water-conservation/education-and-resources/landscaping-and-irrigation-workshops

More information and to register: Register online at chandleraz.gov/waterconservation. Questions? Contact the Water Conservation Office at conserve@chandleraz.gov or (480) 782-3589.

Location: ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 E Chicago St, Chandler [ Map ]

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Gilbert

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Early spring is a great time to check for leaks in your irrigation system (before the summer heat arrives). If your system is giving you trouble and you don’t know why, this class will teach you not only how to locate your problems but also how to fix them! Whether you have sprinklers, bubblers, or drip, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and confidence to make repairs to your irrigation system.

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Website: https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/public-works/water-conservation/residential/landscape-workshops

More information and to register: To register: Please call (480) 503-6098 and select option 5, or visit gilbertaz.gov/waterworkshops

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

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation
Phoenix

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Audience: Professionals

Description: Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation builds upon the basic Smartscape course by offering in-depth training for landscape professionals on the design, installation, maintenance, and management of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems. The course stresses irrigation efficiency and wise water use in turf and landscapes. Classes are Thursdays, March 21, 28, & April 4, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cost: 3 classes for $95 per person

Website: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2556992

More information and to register: For more information, please contact: Kirti Mathura, Smartscape Program Coordinator, smartscape@cals.arizona.edu, (602) 827-8206

Location: University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County, 4341 East Broadway Road, Phoenix [ Map ]

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019
Creating a Desert Oasis: Part 2
Chandler

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: The second session in this two-part series will teach you the basics about landscaping in our desert. You will learn the concepts of design, the desert plant palette, plant selection and plant combinations

Cost: All workshops/classes are free of charge to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required as space is limited.

Website: https://www.chandleraz.gov/residents/water/water-conservation/education-and-resources/landscaping-and-irrigation-workshops

More information and to register: Register online at chandleraz.gov/waterconservation. Questions? Contact the Water Conservation Office at conserve@chandleraz.gov or (480) 782-3589.

Location: Environmental Education Center, 4050 E Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler [ Map ]

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019
Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair
Scottsdale

Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Get the basics on good maintenance practices, troubleshooting and techniques to keep your landscape irrigation system running smoothly from Irrigation Specialist Jeff Lee.

Cost: Free

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

More information and to register: For more information and to register, please visit Scottsdale Water online at https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops or by phone (480) 312-5650

Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019
Desert Plants and Pruning 101
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Have you ever been curious how to pick out, plant, and maintain healthy plants? What about learning pruning basics like general tips and a pruning schedule specific to desert plants? Join Landscape Designer Jo Miller and demystify desert plants and pruning.

Cost: Free

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

More information and to register: For more information and to register, please visit Scottsdale Water online at https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops or by phone (480) 312-5650

Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
Maximize Your Irrigation System
Gilbert

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Before you abandon your old irrigation system and install a brand new one, attend this class. We all know that having a well-designed irrigation system is important in order to use water wisely as well as to keep the landscape healthy. And in most cases, we end up with whatever was installed. Often that means we have irrigation systems that perform poorly, and we have to overwater to ensure the plants and grass look healthy. In this class we will teach you how to identify the problems in your current system and what to do about them. You may be surprised, ripping out the old system and starting over from scratch is rarely needed.

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Website: https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/public-works/water-conservation/residential/landscape-workshops

More information and to register: To register: Please call (480) 503-6098 and select option 5, or visit gilbertaz.gov/waterworkshops

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