Congratulations to all involved on a highly successful meeting! As presentations are received and permissions obtained, we are posting materials here. Click on the links below in the agenda.
Dagmar Llewellyn of the Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) will present results from the recent Upper Rio Grande Impacts Assessment, an activity of the West Wide Climate Risk Assessment.
"New Water Realities: Proposals for Meaningful Change"
"Changing Waters: Adaptation and Resilience"
This workshop, hosted by the Atlantic Council and Sandia National Laboratories, will explore transformational ideas for mitigating water scarcity in the Western US.
Economic Stress: Hard Times for Water Planning and Management
A Dynamic Simulation Model for Integrated Water Resources Management in Albuquerque, NM John M. Stomp III, PE - Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
Water planning work plan for FY 2014 on June 27 agenda from 2:30 to 2:45 pm
The theme of the 19th Annual Statewide Meeting was "Reviving Water Planning in New Mexico: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities."
This event was part of the Dialogue's ongoing efforts to strengthen and integrate regional and state water planning, a day-long workshop focused on the challenges and prospects of regional water planning, held at the Sevilleta NWR research facility near Socorro. It was a working meeting, and was free for the attendees.
The Dialogue's 15th Annual Statewide Meeting "Bringing Accountability to Water Planning: Do We Need a Crisis?"
Transcripts of most presentations (starred (*) on the agenda below) are available for download, as either MS Word or PDF files. Credit and thanks are due to Lisa Robert, who prepared and edited the transcripts from audio tapes recorded at the meeting, and to Elaine Hebard, who "threaded" slides with the text files, to create "seamless" documents. To read or download the presentations, click on the underlined panel title.
The Dialogue's 13th Annual Statewide Meeting, "Water Planning - So What?" was held on Friday, January 12, 2007, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Attendance from around the state was excellent, and participants reported the presentations and dialogue were valuable for taking the "next steps" in regional plan implementation and updating the State Water Plan. Presentations and panel discussions were recorded and transcribed (with thanks to Board members Elaine Hebard and Lisa Robert). All have now been posted. Click on the appropriate links below.
USACE invites stakeholders to participate. Topics include wildfire impacts and the relevance of IBWC Minute 319 (Colorado River Basin) as a model for the Rio Grande Basin.
Sponsored by the Quivira Coalition
Presented by the National Groundwater Association
New Mexico has suffered through years of extreme drought, followed by a summer of greater but uneven rains—not enough, however, to equal average annual rainfall, or to replenish storage. El Niño, recently thought to be strengthening, remains weak. Updating regional water plans that were completed between 1999 and 2008 is now underway. The basic challenge remains the same: to close the gap between supply and demand. But with drought, warming, and greater unpredictability as the likely "new normal," it may be that there will just be less water to meet aggregate demand. If so, New Mexicans will need to identify the associated economic, environmental, social and cultural vulnerabilities and learn together how to live with less water.