New Mexico Water Dialogue

Frank Titus
The Dialogue Board mourns the loss of our great friend and fellow Board member Frank Titus 1928-2013. A tribute to Frank, celebrating his life and work on behalf of water planning in New Mexico, was held as a part of the Dialogue's 20th Statewide meeting.

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Presentations and other materials from the Dialogue's 20th Statewide Meeting held January 9, 2014 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque are being posted on the event's page (under Past Dialogue Events).


Tuesday, December 17, 2013:  An open “informational” meeting on the revised RWP guidelines was held in the ISC conference room at the OSE office at 5550 San Antonio Drive NE in Albuquerque. The Handbook has been posted on the ISC website and can be accessed here

November 23, 2013: The ISC has posted a summary of comments on its draft "Updated [RWP] Handbook. Find it at

Further details will be forthcoming. She had said earlier that the ISC intends to use the meeting as an opportunity to ask regions to start forming steering committees.  She will send out the invitation to the Sevilleta mailing list.


September 8, 2013: At its Sept, 6 meeting, the NM Interstate Stream Commission released for comment its draft "Updated Regional Water Planning Handbook," providing guidelines for updating the 16 RWPs and "...allow the[ir] integration...into future updates of the State Water Plan." In a departure from the ISC's earlier-announced process and timetable for developing those guidelines, public comments on this draft were due to the ISC's planner, Angela Bordegaray (  by September 20. Download the draft here

Note: On Sept.9 the ISC  posted this document,  as well as a "Recommended Approach for New Mexico State and Regional Water Plan Updates 2013-2015" (a handout also provided during the ISC meeting) at,


August 5, 2013: The Water Trust Board has asked for public comments on proposed policy changes and has issued a memorandum providing guidance to FY 2014 applicants.



A summary report from the Dialogue's 19th Annual Statewide Meeting, "Reviving Water Planning: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities," is now available in the Spring 2013 issue of Dialogue, which you can find on the Newsletter page. Also, the final agenda and presentation materials by some of the panelists are available on the Past Dialogue Events page.

The Dialogue's 18th Annual Statewide Meeting, "Changing Waters: Adaptation and Resilience," was held on January 12, 2012, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. A comprehensive summary report has been published in the Spring 2012 issue of Dialogue.

2010 Regional Water Planning Workshop
Material from the September 16 workshop at Sevilleta NWR is available .

Other Annual Statewide Meeting summary reports:
Reports and materials from the Dialogue's Annual Statewide Meetings are also available. To view the agendas and download slides, transcripts (when available), and presentation summaries from the meeting, go to the Recent Events page. Summary reports are also presented in each year's Spring issue of Dialogue.

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