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New Mexico Water Dialogue 21st Annual Statewide Meeting

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.
When Jan 08, 2015
from 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Where Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Contact Name
Contact Phone 505 280-8286
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JANUARY 8, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
2401 12th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104


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8:00 – 8:30 AM           Registration

8:30 – 9:00 AM           Introductions/Opening Remarks

                                    Jason John, President, New Mexico Water Dialogue

                                    Water Management Division, Navajo Department of Water Resources

9:00 –10:00 AM        ***  Keynote Speaker: John Fleck, staff writer, Albuquerque Journal; adjunct faculty member, University of New Mexico Water Resources Program:

 “Sharing Water: What an environmental experiment in Mexico can teach us about social capital, institutional arrangements and the future of water management in the West”

10:00– 10:15 AM        Break

10:15 – 12:00 PM      *** Panel: Planning Beyond the Supply/Demand Gap

David Gutzler  - Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico

Peggy Johnson  - New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

                                    Lee Reynis - Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of New Mexico


12:00 – 1:00 PM         Lunch            


1:00 – 2:15 PM           Panel: Reports from the Regions

                                      Angela Bordegaray –State and Regional Water Planning Manager, Interstate Stream Commission

                                      *** Ramon Lucero – Mora-San Miguel-Guadalupe Region

                                    Adrian Oglesby – Middle Rio Grande Region

                                    *** Dick Smith – Lower Pecos Valley Region


2:15 –2:30 PM            Break


2:30– 4:00 PM            Panel: Preparing for the New Realities

                                    Aron Balok – Water Resources Specialist, Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District

                                    Steve Harris – Executive Director, Rio Grande Restoration

                                    Andy Nuñez – NM State Representative Elect

                                    John D’Antonio – Chair, New Mexico First Implementation Team


4:00 – 4:30 PM           Closing Remarks: Next Steps for the Dialogue and New Mexicans

                                    Jason John, President, New Mexico Water Dialogue


                                    Nominations of candidates for the Dialogue Board


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