NM WRRI’s 58th Annual Water Conference Proceedings

New Water Realities — Proposals for Meaningful Change

November 21-22, 2013, Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, New Mexico
WRRI Report No. 364
2013 Conference Proceedings (as one file)



Title Page and Conference Photos

Table of Contents

Conference Advisory Committee

Conference Program

The Future of Water in New Mexico, Lowell Catlett, New Mexico State University

Setting the Stage: WRRI 2013 Water Conference, John Shomaker, John Shomaker and Associates, Inc.

Changing Precipitation, Temperature, and Stream Flow Conditions: Part 1, Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist

Changing Precipitation, Temperature, and Stream Flow Conditions: Part 2, the long view…, Greg Pederson, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Water Transfers in the West, Nathan Bracken, Western States Water Council

The Importance of Irrigated Agriculture in the West and Recent Developments, Dan Keppen, Family Farm Alliance

New Opportunities for Administration and Cooperation, Scott Verhines, New Mexico State Engineer

Hope for the Colorado River Basin—Recent Successful Agreements with the Republic of Mexico, Tanya Trujillo, Colorado River Board of California

Is Prior Appropriation Dead?, Em Hall, Professor Emeritus, UNM School of Law

Health of Settlements—Two Examples on the Rio Grande, Steven L. Hernandez, Esq.

Priority Administration, Dudley Jones, Carlsbad Irrigation District

Clean and Healthy Rivers: Critical Resources for a Sustainable Water Supply, Chris Canavan, The New Mexico Environment Department

A Rancher’s Perspective: Healthy Watersheds—Layered Investments, Stephen Wilmeth, Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District

Forgotten Rivers: Riparian Areas, Steve Harris, Rio Grande Restoration

Legislative Perspectives, John Fleck, Albuquerque Journal

Legislative Perspective: The Federal View, Kris Polly, Water Strategies, LLC

Legislative Perspective: The State View, Peter Wirth, New Mexico Senator

The Relationship Between Water and Energy: Run-of-River Hydro and Electrical Grid, Scott Backhaus, Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Economic Importance of Western Irrigated Agriculture Impacts, Water Values, and Strategic Policy Questions, Darryll Olsen, Pacific NW Project

Solutions: El Paso as an Urban Example, John Balliew, P.E., El Paso Water Utilities

The Pecos Settlement—Manage Conjunctively, Or Else!, Greg Lewis, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission

River Restoration Activities in the Rio Grande Canalization Project in the Lower Rio Grande, NM, Elizabeth Verdecchia, International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. Section

Water Data on the Web, David R. Maidment, University of Texas at Austin

Changes & Challenges: Reflections on Water Issues & Management in New Mexico, Bruce Thomson, UNM and

Poster Abstracts

Participant List

Leave a Reply