The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah State University, Slow the Flow, Utah Science Technology and Research Agency and Orbit Irrigation are excited to work on a collaborative Water Smart Innovation Challenge. The challenge will offer cash awards to winning innovators and entrepreneurs whose solutions can make an immediate impact to optimize the way Utah companies and citizens use water. The contest has three opportunities for Utah innovators to develop innovations that immediately make some improvement on Utah’s water stewardship.

The Salt Lake Chamber’s Water Champions program, which seeks to remove barriers to business water conservation and optimization efforts through education, outreach and recognition. We understand that many businesses already do a lot to conserve water, so we want to ensure their efforts do not go unnoticed. Water Champions are businesses that recognize the crucial role water plays in the continued economic vitality of the state by focusing on water optimization and/or utilizing best water management practices.