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New Mexico Office of the State Engineer Job Opportunity

Job Title: General Counsel (OSE #64956)
Closing Date/Time: Friday 12/20/13, 5:00 PM Mountain Time

This position is located in the Office of the State Engineer, Litigation and Adjudication Program (LAP), where the successful applicant will perform the highest level legal services as the General Counsel for the agency and LAP Program Director.

(OSE_JobOpportunity2013.pdf)

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NM WRRI 58th Annual New Mexico Water Conference

New Water Realities: Proposals for Meaningful Change
November 21-22, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Albuquerque

Call for POSTER ABSTRACTS

Deadline: October 4, 2013

Poster abstract guidelines are online at http://2015.wrri.nmsu.edu/?page_id=589

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NM WRRI 58th Annual New Mexico Water Conference: New Water Realities

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NM WRRI announces its 58th Annual New Mexico Water Conference –New Water Realities: Proposals for Meaningful Change.

Building on recommendations that resulted from the 2012 NM WRRI annual water conference, Hard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity, this year’s conference will take another step toward adapting to the ongoing drought, a situation many consider “the new reality.” Decades of relative water abundance in New Mexico and the region, coupled with large population growth and increased consumption, have led to a crisis point for our water supply. Each speaker at the conference, New Water Realities: Proposals for Meaningful Change, will bring to the table at least one proposal or strategy for addressing the impact of water scarcity in our state.

The conference will begin with a background of current precipitation and temperature conditions and discussion of climate variability and change. Model results of possible future scenarios and impact on New Mexico will be explored. For a broader perspective, regional water experts will discuss similar water issues facing other western states.

Pressing water issues facing New Mexico like priority administration decisions, lengthy adjudications, the interrelationships between energy production and water use, water quality impairment including salinity control, conjunctive use of surface and groundwater, and economic impacts of drought will be among the topics discussed at the conference.

We are pleased to have Tanya Trujillo, a well-known and respected water attorney who practiced law for many years in New Mexico, and who played a significant role in the Pecos Settlement, as our 2013 Albert E. Utton Memorial Water Lecturer. She will speak at the luncheon on the first day of the conference.

We are also delighted to have two long-time academicians and water experts address our participants at a luncheon on Friday. Dr. Bruce Thomson, Regents’ Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Water Resources Program at UNM has served the NM WRRI in various capacities over the past couple of decades and will be retiring from UNM this summer. Joining him is Dr. Adrian Hanson, an environmental engineer with NMSU’s civil engineering department who specializes in small scale and small community water and wastewater systems. He joined NMSU in 1989 and will begin his position as department head of the civil engineering department at the University of Minnesota – Duluth in July. We look forward to their candid remarks as they reflect upon their careers in academia.

Join us on November 21-22 for a very informative and timely conference – and at a very affordable conference registration fee again this year. Register at 2013.wrri.nmsu.edu.

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The August 2013 issue of the Divining Rod newsletter is now available online at:

https://nmwrri.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/publish/dr/xxxvi3.pdf

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AQUAPEDIA

Water Education Foundation’s online water encyclopedia is a go-to resource for water information. The focus is primarily on the Western United States, especially California, but certain issues and terms apply globally. Review site athttp://www.aquapedia.com/

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Drought Information

NMSU’s Cooperative Extension Service’s website provides New Mexicans with educational publications on drought issues athttp://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_drought/

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AtlanticCouncil_SandiaLogoTRANSFORMATIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR WATER IN THE WEST

September 5, 2013

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

in collaboration with
THE NEW MEXICO WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the roundtable “Transformational Solutions for Water in the West” on September 5 at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The roundtable discussion will focus on urban solutions, governance solutions, management and research solutions, and challenges and opportunities in transforming ideas into policy. We are also pleased to introduce our keynote speaker, Senator Tom Udall.Please contact us at energy@acus.org or 202-701-7727 with your confirmation and with any questions you may have. We hope you can join us and are looking forward to your active participation throughout the discussions. Program can be viewed at:https://nmwrri.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/news/TransformationalSolutionsForWaterInTheWestRoundtable.pdf
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Craig Roepke – NM Office of the State Engineer

to discuss the current status of the 2004 Arizona Water Settlements Act/Gila Settlement Planning process. Tuesday, August 13, 2013, O’Niell’s Pub, Albuquerque. Review upcoming event at http://state.awra.org/new_mexico/index.html

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Senator Tom Udall’s Water Conference Report from the 57th Annual NM Water Conference at NMSU available at: 

http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=blog&id=1282

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April 30, 2013 – Senator Tom Udall (left) and NM WRRI Director Sam Fernald
present the Water Conference Report, which compiles strategies and policy
proposals discussed at WRRI’s annual water conference in August 2012, which
was co-hosted by Senator Udall and New Mexico State University. Photo by J.P. King

 

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April 30, 2013 – Some water conference and workshop participants gather alongside
a dry Rio Grande  for the announcement by Senator Tom Udall of the water conference
 follow-up report detailing 40 proposed actions on dealing with  New Mexico’s scarce
water supplies. Photo by P. Hemp
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The May 2013 issue of the Divining Rod newsletter is now available online at:

https://nmwrri.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/publish/dr/xxxvi2.pdf