NM WRRI’s 52th Annual Water Conference

Beyond the Year of Water: Living within Our Water Limitations

November 29 – 30, 2007
WRRI Report No. 343
Conference Proceedings (as one file)



Title Page

Table of Contents

Water Conference Advisory Committee

Conference Program

Welcome to Santa Fe, Mayor David Coss

USGS Water Programs and Initiatives, Robert Hirsch, USGS

What Happens after the Year of Water?, NM Lt. Gov. Diane Denish

Competing for the Future – We Need a Different Model, John D’Antonio, NM State Engineer

Preview of Legislative Water Issues 2008, Representative Andy Nuñez, Chair, New Mexico House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources

Implications of a Growing Population and Changing Demographics in New Mexico, Adélamar Alcántara, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, UNM

Market Prices as Measures of Water Scarcity in New Mexico and the West, F. Lee Brown, UNM

A Living River Fund, John Horning, Forest Guardians

Climate Change and Its Implications for New Mexico’s Water Resources and Economic Opportunities, Julie Coonrod, UNM

The Federal Perspective and Initiatives on Water (Panel Discussion), moderated by Karl Wood, New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute

  • Mike Connor for Senator Jeff Bingaman
  • Zane Vaughn for Senator Pete Domenici
  • Ron Morsbach for Congressman Steve Pearce
  • Johanna Polsenberg for Congressman Tom Udall
  • Tito Madrid for Congresswoman Heather Wilson

Climate Research and Applications Needs in Support of Climate Services, Roger Pulwarty, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Governor’s Task Force Report on Climate Change, David Gutzler, UNM

Western Agriculture at Risk from Climate Change and Competing Water Demands, Pat O’Toole, President, Family Farm Alliance

What to Do with Water in a Wet Year?, Bob Grant, Grant Enterprises, Inc.

Future Climate Change Impacts on New Mexico’s Mountain Sources of Water, Albert Rango, NMSU

Water Productivity and Water Capital – Addressing Fresh Water Availability Limitations, Mike Hightower, Sandia National Laboratories

Water Conference Participant List

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