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The Dialogue’s 24th Annual Statewide Meeting

January 11 @ 10:00 am 6:30 pm MST

BALANCING OUR WATER NEEDS: ADJUDICATION AND ALTERNATIVES

The New Mexico Water Dialogue has been holding annual, statewide meetings for almost 25 years.  For these many years, the focus has been on working to ensure that New Mexico has a reliable water supply.  We have talked about how to plan, accountability, implementation, economics, declining water supply and increasing growth, adaptation and resilience, opportunities and challenges, conflicts, and political will.   

We can be proud that water management has improved over these years.  But all is not solved.  The state has yet to revise a skeletal water plan adopted in 2003, and there are statewide problems that have not been resolved, among them adjudications, federal mandates, interbasin water transfers, reliable data, and long-term water availability. 

  New Mexico Water Dialogue 24th Annual Meeting Balancing Our Water Needs: Adjudication and Alternatives January 11, 20188:00 am to 4:30 pmIndian Pueblo Cultural Center2401 12th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104ANNOTATED AGENDA with Links to Presentations8:00 – 8:30      Registration8:30 to 8:45    Welcome and Introductions – Jason John, President, and Lucy Moore, Facilitator and Co-                                    Founder of the New Mexico Water Dialogue8:45 to 9:30     Keynote                        Reed D. Benson, Professor, UNM School of Law                        “Adjudications, Conventional Wisdom, and New Mexico” 9:30 -10:00     Arianne Singer, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the State Engineer                        “New Mexico Adjudication Practices and Developments” 10:00 – 10:15  Break10:15 – 11:45  Panel: Adjudications and Alternatives                         Peter Chestnut, Attorney                         Robert Faubion, President, Elephant Butte Irrigation District                         Kate Zeigler, Consulting Geologist 11:45 – 12:15  Introductions to breakout groups/Interest in Dialogue Board Membership12:15-1:15       Lunch1:15 – 2:45      Breakout Sessions (2 rounds)2:45 – 3:00      Break3:00 – 3:20      Breakout Sessions Reports3:20 – 4:15      Lucia Sanchez, Interstate Stream Commission Water Planning Program                                                                Manager                        “What is going into the State Water Plan?  What did the Town Hall do?”4:15 – 4:30      Wrap-up4:30                 Adjourn

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