NM WRRI’s 45th Annual Water Conference

Water, Growth and Sustainability: Planning for the 21st Century

December 4-6, 2000
WRRI Report No 319
Conference Proceedings (as one file)



Table of Contents

Conference Program

Keynote Address: Water Issues in the West – Eluid Martinez, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Overview of State and Western Water Issues

Water Issues Facing New Mexico — Tom Turney, New Mexico State Engineer

Current Issues at the New Mexico Environment Department — Pete Maggiore, New Mexico Environment Department

International Border Water Issues — Luis Mario Guiterrez, Junta Municipal de Agua y Saneamiento, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua

Water and Growth Issues Around the State of New Mexico

Tribes and Pueblos

Nelson Cordova, Taos Pueblo

Peter Chestnut, general counsel, Acoma and San Ildefonso pueblos

Fidel Lorenzo, Pueblo of Acoma

The San Juan River–The Current Controversy — Randy Kirkpatrick, San Juan Water Commission

Southwestern New Mexico — Stan Bulsterbaum , Deming native, Interstate Stream Commissioner

Lower Rio Grande Basin — Len Stokes , water consultant, City of Las Cruces

Water Consumption Based on the Tiered Rate System — Pat McCourt , City Manager, Alamogordo

Water and Growth Issues: Carlsbad Irrigation District — Tom Davis, Carlsbad Irrigation

Lea County — Dennis Holmberg, Lea County Water Users

Current Issues: Roswell Groundwater Basin, Chaves and Eddy Counties — Fred Hennighausen, Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District

Northeastern New Mexico Regional Water Plan — Lee Tillman, Eastern Plains Council of Governments

Water and Growth Issues San Miguel County — Les Montoya, Las Vegas County Manager

City of Santa Fe — Craig O’Hare, Water Programs Administrator

New Mexico Demographic Trends in the 1990s — Jim Peach , New Mexico State University

Middle Rio Grande Basin

Coming Out of Our Box: Albuquerque’s Business Community Enters the Water Arena — Eileen Grevey Hillson, New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District: Sustaining the Middle Valley for Over 70 Years — Subhas Shah, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District,

New Mexico Rural Water Users Association — Matt Holmes , Executive Director

Impact of Domestic Wells — Larry Webb, New Mexico Municipal League,

Soil and Water Conservation Districts — Debbie Hughes, Executive Officer, New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts

Federal Agencies Respond to New Mexico’s Current Water Issues

International Boundary and Water Commission Current Programs — Debra Little, Engineer, U.S Section

U.S Bureau of Reclamation Programs — Steve Hansen, Deputy Area Manager

U.S Army Corps of Engineers Current Projects — Lt. Col. Raymond G. Midkiff, District Engineer

U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Programs — Lyle Lewis, Endangered Species Branch Chief