NM WRRI’s 50th Annual Water Conference

New Mexico Water: Past, Present, and Future or Guns, Lawyers, and Money

October 18-20, 2005
WRRI Report No. 339
Conference Proceedings (as one file)



Cover & Title Page

Table of Contents

Director’s Statement

Water Conference Advisory Committee

Conference Program

Photo Contest

First Water Converence Participants

21st Century Agriculture in a 21st Century Urban WorldLowel B. Catlett, NMSU

Albert E. Utton Memorial Water Lecture Prior Appropriation Law and Future Water Allocation: Preserving Water for Future GenerationsCharles DuMars, Law and Resource Planning Associates, P.C.

The Bureau of Reclamation: The Last 103 Years and the Next 47William E. Rinne, Bureau of Reclamation

Back to the Future: Regional Differences in New Mexico Water RightsG. Emlen Hall, University of New Mexico School of Law

Historical Review of Water: Water Challenges Past and PresentJoe Stell, New Mexico Representative

H. Ralph Stucky Proclamation

Tribute to Ralph Stucky, First WRRI DirectorJohn Hernandez, New Mexico State University & Bobby Creel, Water Resources Research Institute

Long Term Demographic Uncertainty and Water Demand in New Mexico, Jim Peach, New Mexico State University

Urban Water Pricing: A Historical Perspective and the Challenges for the Future, Janie M. Chermak, University of New Mexico

Institutional Barriers to Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin: Challenges and OpportunitiesFrank A. Ward, New Mexico State University

Economic Development and Land Use: How Do We Continue to Grow while Living within Our “Water Means”?, Moderated by Bill Hume, Office of the Governor

  • Moderated by Bill Hume, Office of the Governor
  • Janet Jarratt, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District farmer
  • Tom Phillips, Bureau of Land Management
  • James Rivera, Pueblo of Pojoaque
  • David Steinborn, Real Estate Developer, Las Cruces
  • Karyn Stockdale, The Trust for Public Lands
  • John Stomp, City of Albuquerque

The Two Q’s: The Connection between Water Quality and Water QuantityRon Curry, New Mexico Environment Department

Creating Effective Source Water Protection through Regional Collaboration, Matt Holmes, New Mexico Rural Water Association

New Mexico’s Experience with Interstate Water AgreementsJohn Whipple and Estevan López, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission

Active Water Resource ManagementJohn D’Antonio, Office of the State Engineer

Active Water Resource Management in the Lower Rio Grande: Adapting to Basin Specific RequirementsPhil King, New Mexico State University

Adjudications: Getting to “Finished”, Judge Jerald A. Valentine, Third Judicial District Court

Indian Water Rights Settlements – Bringing Certainty to Uncertain Water Resources, Stanley Pollack, Navajo Nation

Structuring Voluntary Dry Year TransfersBonnie Colby and Katie Pittenger, University of Arizona

Western Water Markets and Price DiversityAri M. Michelsen, Texas A&M and Tom Brown, U.S. Forest Service

Regional Trends in the Use and Reuse of Impaired WatersMike Hightower and Richard Kottenstette, Sandia National Laboratories and Larry Webb, City of Rio Rancho

El Paso’s Municipal Reclaimed Water Program, David O. Ornelas, El Paso Water Utilities

Environmental and Ecological Issues: History and Future of ESA, NEPA, and the Clean Water ActSterling Grogan, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District

Water Conference Participant List

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