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News Archive - 2012

Fiscal Year 2013 Request for Proposals, Under Section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act

June 30, 2015

Closing date: 5:00 p.m., November 28, 2012

The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NM WRRI) announces availability of U.S. Geological Survey 104B grant funds. These funds are made available through the Water Research Act to support research that improves management of the waters of New Mexico. For Fiscal Year 2013, only partial funding is available due to the current federal budget continuing resolution. NM WRRI expects to fund one $30,000 grant with 104B funds in FY 2013.

In the spring of 2013, a separate NM WRRI RFP is anticipated contingent on New Mexico state funding allocations for FY14 and will fund an additional one to four $25,000 seed grants.




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Water Scarcity to be topic of 57th annual New Mexico Water Conference at NMSU

June 27, 2015

Water scarcity to be topic of 57th annual New Mexico Water Conference at NMSU. While much attention has been paid of late to the serious short-term drought situation facing farmers in the American Midwest, New Mexico continues to be immersed in the worst two-year drought period in decades.

In this context, it is timely that the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute will present the 57th annual New Mexico Water Conference, “Hard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity.”

Water Resources Competitive Grant Program FY 2012:

June 23, 2015

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers requests proposals for grants to support applied investigations in select topic areas. Proposals may request up to $200,000 in federal funds for projects that will conclude with a final paper by August 1, 2014. Up to two awards are expected to be made in FY12 and there is no matching funds requirement for these awards.

Awards will be made to Water Resources Research Institutes so please contact NM WRRI Director Sam Fernald (575-646-4337; as soon as possible if you are interested in this opportunity. Deadline is August 15, 2012. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please have your draft proposal and budget reviewed by NM WRRI no later than August 3, 2012.

2012 UCOWR / NIWR Conference, Managing Water, Energy, & Food in an Uncertain World

June 22, 2015

is set for July 17-19 in beautiful, historic Santa Fe at the LaFonda. Register by June 17 to get the “Early-Bird Discount.” The Preliminary Program and Online Registration links are easily accessed at