In this project, we will explore the possibility and usefulness of developing a hybrid, multi-method dynamic simulation modeling approach that considers both aggregate feedback and heterogeneous nature of the produced water problem.
The purpose of this project is to connect academic research with the practical needs of the pecan industry in the Mesilla Valley. This opportunity opens the possibility of learning about the current industry practices.
The South Central New Mexico Stormwater Management Coalition’s (Stormwater Coalition’s) proposal was selected for award by the Bureau of Reclamation for their WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program. The goals of the two-year project are to develop a community-based comprehensive watershed plan, prioritize project designs for the region, extend the group’s organizational development, increase collaborator development and community outreach, and assemble a diverse technical and stakeholder task force to develop the plans. The project management team includes NM WRRI as sub recipient and project planner, the Doña Ana County Flood Commission, the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, the Alamosa Land Institute, and the Jornada Resource Conservation & Development Council as fiscal agent.
The Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded a grant from the New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts to create a Watershed Masters program designed in the spirit of the NMSU volunteer Master Gardener program. Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District (DASWCD) and partners: NMSU Extension, New Mexico Water Resources and Research Institute, Elephant Butte Irrigation District, and Dona Ana Flood Commission will create an annual, sustainable volunteer program and develop the curriculum.