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The Dialogue’s 16th Annual Statewide Meeting

“State Water Planning: A Path Forward?”

January 14, 2010 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm MST


8:00        On-site registration

8:30        Welcome and introductions

8:45         Keynote: Helen Ingram, Research Fellow, Southwest Center, University of 
                      Arizona and Warmington Chair Emerita, University of California at Irvine.

              *  “No Universal Remedies: Place and Politics Matter in Water Governance”

9:45         Break

10:00     * Panel – Facing Conflicting Priorities and Other Challenges

                        Moderator:  John Fleck, Albuquerque Journal

                        Rolf Schmidt-Petersen, Rio Grande bureau chief, New Mexico
                                Interstate Stream Commission

                        Denise Fort, professor of law, UNM Law School

                        Andrew Lieuwen, water rights manager, Albuquerque Bernalillo County 
                               Water Utility Authority

                        Jason John, principal hydrologist, Navajo Nation Department of Water 

                        Janet Jarratt – agriculture and water advocate

12:00        LUNCH

1:00           Panel – Exploring Conflicts and Political Issues Raised by Water Transfers 
                                 and Public Welfare
                    *  Gary Esslinger, treasurer/manager, Elephant Butte Irrigation District

                    *  Anita Hand, rancher, Catron County

                    *  Dutch Salmon, avid angler; member, New Mexico State Game 

                    *  Michael Benson, member, Navajo Nation Water Management Branch; 
                              Nation’s technical support team for the New Mexico San Juan River  
                              water rights settlement negotiations.

2:30           Break

2:45           Panel – Competing Interests in the Face of Future Changes

                     * Reed Benson, professor of law, UNM Law School

                    *Dave Gutzler, professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UNM

                     * Jean Witherspoon, former employee, Albuquerque Bernalillo County 
                              Water Utility Authority                               

3:45        Summation and Nominations for the Dialogue Board of Directors

4:00        Close

*Slides, transcripts, or summaries of all presentations are available. Click on options below.Related contentIngram talk – notes with slidesPanel 1 presentation summaries (all)Panel 2 presentation summaries (Hand, M.Benson)Esslinger presentation slidesMH Salmon panel presentationPanel 3 presentation summary (R.Benson)David Gutzler presentation Jean Witherspoon presentation 

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