An Overlooked Water Sustainability Opportunity in the Desert: 2023 Update
Hans Huth: UArizona MS Hydrology (1998); Agua Dulce HOA Water Harvesting Chair and Volunteer
Located in the Tucson Mountains, the Agua Dulce Homeowners Association has supported common-area water conservation and green stormwater infrastructure since 2015. To date, respective strategies have saved 4.6M gallons of water and $19K relative to a 2016 baseline. Respective savings have been realized through community engagement in landscape maintenance and careful management of our common area irrigation. In this WRRC webinar, Hans Huth will summarize the strategies he has tested and the challenges faced in building landscape resiliency to the ongoing megadrought when working within a managed community.
Hans Huth was awarded a master’s degree in Hydrology from the University of Arizona in 1998. During his 23-year tenure with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, he managed projects for improving surface water quality in impaired binational watersheds. Project cost-match requirements were frequently met by volunteers that helped improve watershed conditions through water harvesting and erosion control projects. Inspired by these positive experiences, Huth founded the Water Harvesting and Erosion Control Committee for the Agua Dulce Homeowners Association, which he has managed since 2015.