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News Archive - 2012

57th Annual Water Conference Webcast

A webcast of the 57th Annual New Mexico Water Conference will be available here: Hard Choices Webcast.

News Archive - 2012

USGS 104G Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program RFP, FY 2013

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact NM WRRI Director Sam Fernald (575-646-4337; as soon as possible. Proposal and budget should be reviewed by NM WRRI no later than February 14, 2013.

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including the following specific areas of inquiry (levels of priority are not assigned, and the order of listing does not indicate the level of priority):

  • Evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management and replacement.
  • Exploration and model development of the dynamics of extreme hydro-meteorological events and associated economic, environmental, social, and or infrastructure costs.
  • Development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, at gaged and ungaged sites, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water.
  • Development and evaluation of alternative approaches and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management.
  • Evaluation and assessment of the effects of water conservation practices, as well as adoption, penetration and permanence.

This program provides university researchers with up to $250,000 for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration. It requires a 1:1 non-federal match. The intent of the program is to encourage projects with collaboration between universities and the USGS. Funds have not been appropriated for this program but the USGS is proceeding with the proposal solicitation process in case an appropriation is received. The RFP at gives information on past year funding including award amounts and funding success rates.

Researchers must submit their proposal online at the website. The deadline is February 21, 2013, by 2pm MST.

News Archive - 2013

Divining Rod January 2013 Available

The January 2013 issue of the Divining Rod newsletter is now available online.

Read the Divining Rod Vol. XXXVI, Issue No. 1 here

News Archive - 2014

Registration Now Open for the 59th Annual NM WRRI Water Conference

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New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute to Host 59th Annual New Mexico Water Conference

November 18-19, 2014
Santa Fe, La Fonda on the Plaza

Click Here to Register and View Program