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El Agua Es Vida: Acequias in New Mexico, Exhibition Opening, Saturday, May 3, 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Please see announcement for visiting the Acequia Exhibition at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. The exhibition is free and open to all.city of las cruces logo

2014 Lush & Lean free workshops

will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Please see schedule of dates at http://wrri.nmsu.edu/news/CityOfLC_LushAndLeanSchedule.pdf and for Syllabus http://wrri.nmsu.edu/news/CityOfLC_LushAndLeanSyllabus.pdf

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USGS 104G Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program RFP, FY 2014

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact NM WRRI Director Sam Fernald (575-646-4337; fernald@ad.nmsu.edu) or Cathy Ortega Klett (coklett@nmsu.edu ) as soon as possible. Proposal and budget should be reviewed by NM WRRI no later than February 10, 2014.

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 athttps://niwr.net/competitive_grants/RFP gives information on past year funding including award amounts and funding success rates.

Researchers must submit their proposal online at the NIWR.net website. The deadline is February 20, 2014, by 4pm Eastern Time.

NM WRRI NEWS: USGS 104G Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program RFP, FY 2014

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The January 2014 issue of the Divining Rod newsletter is now available online at:

https://nmwrri.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/publish/dr/xxxvii1.pdf

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Governor Susana Martinez announces $2M proposal for support of NM WRRI

The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute was pleased to hear the announcement by Governor Susana Martinez of her $2M proposal for support of water research through the NM WRRI. The funding will elevate the statewide institute to meet additional water research needs associated with drought, water scarcity, water planning, and water quality. Included in the $2M initiative is a $350,000 base budget expansion originally approved as the #1 NMSU priority for Research and Public Service Project funding. Additional funding proposed by Governor Martinez includes $800,000 for a statewide water assessment, $100,000 for an NMSU faculty position for regional water budgeting, $450,000 for sustained long-term water research, and $300,000 for a Center for Water Excellence.

This recommendation still needs to be adopted by the New Mexico legislature in the upcoming 2014 session before getting final signature from the governor. Everyone can be a winner on this. Please contact your legislator to support expanded funding for NM WRRI.

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Governor Susana Martinez Proposes $2 Million Investment to Boost Water Research and Innovation at New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute

Building an Economy that Leads Requires Water Security Throughout New Mexico

Albuquerque – Governor Susana Martinez unveiled a proposal to invest an additional $2 million to boost water research and innovation in New Mexico. Addressing the 58th Annual New Mexico Water Conference via video, Governor Martinez called on the New Mexico Legislature to allocate $2 million dollars in additional funding to the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NM WRRI) during the upcoming legislative session. NM WRRI works to solve New Mexico’s pressing water problems through supporting research projects at New Mexico’s colleges and universities. (see more)

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NM WRRI 57th Annual New Mexico Water Conference

Hard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity (The full conference proceedings will be available soon.)

 

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A two-day town hall will bring together people from around the state to develop practical recommendations on water use and policy. Date: April 15-16, 2014.Tenative Times: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

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The EPA Releases a Report of Climate Change Impacts on Streamflow and Water Quality in 20 Watersheds in the United States.

The report also provides an improved understanding of methodological challenges associated with integrating existing tools (e.g., climate models, downscaling approaches, and watershed models) and data sets to address these scientific questions. To view the study and related links, visit:
http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/global/recordisplay.cfm?deid=256912.

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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