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DIALOGUE’S 20th ANNUAL STATEWIDE MEETING
Implementing Change: Where’s the Political Will?
January 9 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm MST
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IMPLEMENTING CHANGE: WHERE’S THE POLITICAL WILL?
JANUARY 9, 2014
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
2401 12th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 – 9:00 AM Introductions/Opening Remarks
9:00 –10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: John Leeper, PE, PhD, AMEC, former manager Navajo Nation Water Management Branch
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 11:45 AM Panel: Water Philosophy – Highest & Best Use of Water?
Frank Chaves – Environmental Director, Pueblo of Sandia
John R. D’Antonio, Jr. – Lead Civilian, Albuquerque District, US Army Corps of Engineers
Trudy Valerio Healy – Water Protector, NM Water Trust Board, Philanthropist, Healy Foundation
Max Yeh – Principal Researcher, Percha/Animas Watershed Association – “Water and Law” (MS Word file)-
1l:45 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 PM Tribute to Frank Titus 1928 – 2013
1:00 – 2:30PM Panel: Lessons from the Drought – Shortage Sharing
Moderator – Lucy Moore, Mediator, Co-founder New Mexico Water Dialogue, Author Common Ground on Hostile Turf
Beth Bardwell – Director of Freshwater Conservation, Audubon New Mexico – “Shortage Sharing between farmers and birds” (.pptx file)
Ryan Christianson – Chief, Southern Water Management Group, Western Colorado Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation – “Sharing shortages on the San Juan River” (.pptx file)
Brian Gallegos – Staff Manager, Water Rights Division, Office of the State Engineer – “Shortage sharing on the Rio Chama”
David Gensler – Hydrologist, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
2:30 –2:45 PM Break
2:45– 4:00 PM Panel: Political Will – Implementing Change
Herbert Becker – Managing Attorney, JA & Associates, LLC
Bill Hume – former Director of Policy and Issues for Governor Richardson, former Editor Editorial Page Albuquerque Journal
Mimi Stewart – New Mexico House of Representatives
4:00 – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks: Next Steps for the Dialogue and New Mexicans
Nominations of candidates for the Dialogue Board