New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute

New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute

59th Annual New Mexico Water Conference

New Mexico’s Water Future: Connecting Stakeholder Needs to Water Information

La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe
November 18-19, 2014
2014 Conference Proceedings (as one file)



Title Page and Conference Photos


Table of Contents

Speaker Bios

Conference Program

New Mexico’s Statewide Water Assessment: Data Collection and Delivery to Meet Stakeholder Needs, Sam Fernald, NM Water Resources Research Institute

Water Update by the New Mexico State Engineer, Scott Verhines, New Mexico State Engineer

Stakeholder Panel: Large-scale Water Users

Statewide Water Assessment Researcher Panel

How Agencies in NM Will Contribute to the Statewide Water Assessment

2014 Albert E. Utton Memorial Water Lecture
Frontiers in Groundwater Resource Exploitation (Mining) in Basins of the Rio Grande Rift Prediction Science from the Perspective of 6000 Years of Recorded Human History, John W. Hawley, Emeritus Senior Environmental Geologist

Community Stakeholder Panel: Inputs to New Mexico’s Water System and Stakeholder Needs from a Statewide Water Assessment

Regional Water Budget Model: The Middle Rio Grande, Bruce Thomson, University of New Mexico

Ground Water Level and Storage Changes – Regions of New Mexico, Stacy Timmons, NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, NM Tech

Water for Ranching, Agriculture, and Communities in New Mexico’s Tribes and Pueblos, Arthur Allison, New Mexico Secretary of Indian Affairs

The Role of Water in New Mexico’s Economic Development, Jon Barela, New Mexico Secretary for Economic Development

Groundwater Depletion Across the U.S. and How We Measure It, William Cunningham, Chief, U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Groundwater

Legislative and Policy Perspective, Senator Mary Kay Papen, NM Senate President Pro Tem

Water: What Can Our Future Hold?, Heather W. Balas, New Mexico First

Identification of Law and Policy Options for Best Water Management Practice, Adrian Oglesby, UNM Utton Transboundary Resources Center

Brackish and Saline Groundwater in New Mexico, John Shomaker, Shomaker and Associates, Inc.

Characterization of Produced Water in New Mexico: the NM WAIDS Database, Martha Cather, Petroleum Recovery Research Center, NM Tech

New Mexico Universities Working Group on Climate Variability

Poster Abstracts

Participant List

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