First regular Board meeting following ASM 23. [new background document added; agenda updated 4/9/2017.]
Materials from the meeting are available in the Library.
This training session is for Dialogue board members and others who have volunteered to lead table groups to consider questions about improvements to the process and substance of state water planning in New Mexico. Participants unable to attend in person may call in using the number and passcode given below. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to the training.
Regular meeting to be held in conjunction with facilitation training following the meeting. (See separate event announcement.)
Note: The breakout group facilitator training scheduled for today has been postponed. We are reverting to the regular meeting time and location for the Board meeting. The training will be rescheduled.
Preparation for 23rd ASM
Regular meeting - final planning for ASM 23. Lucy Moore to be online to discuss training board members as facilitators for small groups.
Planning: How Can It Make a Difference?
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.
Presented by the National Groundwater Association
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.
"New Water Realities: Proposals for Meaningful Change"
Sponsored by the Quivira Coalition
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.
Early 21st Century Trends in Temperature and Precipitation in the Upper Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico and Colorado (AWRA Luncheon 9/10)
Ariane Pinson - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District Early 21st Century Trends in Temperature and Precipitation in the Upper Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico and Colorado, USA
This workshop, hosted by the Atlantic Council and Sandia National Laboratories, will explore transformational ideas for mitigating water scarcity in the Western US.
A Dynamic Simulation Model for Integrated Water Resources Management in Albuquerque, NM John M. Stomp III, PE - Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
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.
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."