Water Conference Proceedings

All water conference proceedings are available online for download in pdf format. If you would like a hard copy of a conference’s proceedings, you may place an order online. Hard copies of proceedings have a cost. The costs listed are for single copies of the printed report. If no cost is listed, please contact WRRI for more information. Requests from schools and libraries are usually waived. Please contact us for details.


 Conference Details LinkDateTitleWRRI Report No.Hard-copy Cost
W58Nov. 21-22, 2013New Water Realities36415.75
W57Aug. 28, 2012Hard Choices, Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity36115.75
W56Dec. 13-14, 2011New Water New Energy: A Conference Linking Desalination and Renewable Energy36015.75
W55Dec. 1-3, 2010Water Needs in the Next Decade: How Will Institutions Evolve to Meet Our Water Needs in the Next Decade?35915.75
W54Oct. 15-16, 2009Water Planning in a Time of Uncertainty35315.75
W53Oct. 22-23, 2008Surface Water Opportunities in New Mexico34715.75
W52Nov. 29-30, 2007Beyond the Year of Water: Living within Our Water Limitations34315.75
W51Oct. 3-4, 2006Water Quality for the 21st Century34015.75
W50Oct. 18-20, 2005New Mexico Water: Past, Present, and Future or Guns, Lawyers, and Money33915.75
W49Sep. 21-22, 2004Water Desalination and Reuse Strategies for New Mexico33615.75
W48Nov. 5-6, 2003New Mexico Water Planning 200332915.75
W47Oct. 10-11, 2002There's No Doubt, We're in a Drought32615.75
W46Nov. 5-7, 2001Watershed Management: Restoration, Utilization, and Protection32315.75
W45Dec. 4-6, 2000Water, Growth and Sustainability: Planning for the 21st Century31915.75
W44Dec. 2-3, 1999The Rio Grande Compact: It's the Law!31215.75
W43Oct. 22-23, 1998Water Challenges in the Lower Rio Grande31015.75
W42Oct. 2-3, 1997Water Issues of Eastern New Mexico30415.75
W41Sep. 19-20, 1996Integrated Water Resources Management: Northwestern New Mexico as a Case Study30215.75
W40Oct. 26-27, 1995Reaching the Limits: Stretching the Resources of the Lower Rio Grande29715.75
W39Nov. 3-4, 1994The Water Future of Albuquerque and Middle Rio Grande Basin29021
W38Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 1993Addressing Water Issues through Conflict Resolution2845.25
W37Nov. 5-6, 1992Multicultural, Multiuse: Planning New Mexico's Water Resources Future2735.25
W36Nov. 7-8, 1991Agencies and Science Working for the Future2655.25
W35Nov. 15-16, 1990Toward a Common Goal: Forging Water Quality Partnerships2575.25
W34Oct. 26-27, 1989The Relationship of Water Issues: Southeastern New Mexico as a Case Study2485.25
W33Oct. 27-28, 1988Water Planning from the Town Up2385.25
W32Nov. 5-6, 1987Ground Water Management2295.25
W31Oct. 23-24, 1986Managing the River2195.25
W30Oct. 24-25, 1985Megatrends in Water Resources1165.25
W29Apr. 26-27, 1984Water Law in the West18110
W28Apr. 5-6, 1983Water Quality in New Mexico1695.25
W27Apr. 1-2, 1982Hope for the High Plains1455.25
W26Mar. 26-27, 1981Water for a Growing and Changing Sunbelt State1345.25
W25Apr. 24-25, 1980A Quarter Century of Water Research12410
W24May 3-4, 1979The New National Water Policy: Will it Work in New Mexico?112
W23Apr. 27-28, 1978New Mexico Water Resources: Considering the Possible101
W22Apr. 28-29, 1977Water in the Future: 208 and You89
W21Apr. 1, 1976The Safe Drinking Water Act72
W20Apr. 3-4, 1975Water for Energy5310
W19No conference was held in 1974Papers supporting the theme of the proposed Conference, Water in Food and Fiber Production39
W18Apr. 5-6, 1973State Water Plan265
W17Apr. 6-7, 1972Water in Land Use Planning7
W16Mar. 25-26, 1971Water-A Key to a Quality Environment5
W15Mar. 12-13, 1970Water: There is No Substitute
W14Mar. 27-28, 1969Water Research and Development
W13Mar. 28-29, 1968Water for New Mexico to the Year 2000 and 2060
W12Mar. 30-31, 1967Water Quality-How Does It Affect You?
W11Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 1966Water Economics with Limited Supplies and a Increasing Population
W10Apr. 1-2, 1965People and Water in River Development
W9Mar. 19-20, 1964Research: The Key to the Future in Water Management
W8Jul. 1-2, 1963Saline Water Conference
W7Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 1962Water in 50 Years of Statehood with a Look to the Future
W6Nov. 1-2, 1961Groundwater
W5Nov. 1-2, 1960Watershed Management
W4Nov. 5-6, 1959Water and Water Law
W3Nov. 6-7, 1958New Mexico Water Present Use and New Sources
W2Nov. 7-8, 1957Water for Your Problems and Mine
W1Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1956No Title10
Special Report 1Sep 1. 1956Water Resources and Their Economic Importance in New Mexico, a set of papers presented at a staff and graduate seminar conducted by the Agricultural Economics Department, New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, State College, New Mexico10