NM WRRI’s 49th Annual Water Conference

Water Desalination and Reuse Strategies for New Mexico

September 21-22, 2004, Ruidoso Convention Center
WRRI Report No. 336
Conference Proceedings (as one file)



Title Page

Table of Contents

Director's Statement

Water Conference Advisory Committee

Conference Program

Opening Remarks - Senator Pete Domenici

New Mexico's Brackish Water Program as It Relates to the State Water Plan - John R. D'Antonio, Jr.

National Perspective on Saline Aquifers - Kevin Dennehy, USGS Office of Ground Water

What Is and What Isn’t a "Brackish Ground-Water Resource?" - John Shomaker, John Shomaker and Associates

Hydrology of Saline Ground Water in New Mexico - Rick Huff, USGS

Tularosa Basin National Desalination Research Facility Design and Construction Update - Mike Hightower, Sandia National Laboratories and Tom Jennings, Bureau of Reclamation

Albuquerque Water Reuse Initiatives - John Stomp, City of Albuquerque

Produced Water Treatment Program: A Cooperative Effort - Rick Arnold, NMSU Agricultural Science Center/Farmington

Panel: Water Rights Issues of Produced Water

  • moderated by Bill Hume, Office of the Governor
  • Mark Fesmire, New Mexico Oil Conservation Division
  • Matt Lavery, PNM
  • Paul Saavedra, Office of the State Engineer
  • Frank Yates, Jr., Yates Petroleum Corp.

Concentrate Management Regulations - Karen Menetrey, NM Environment Department

The Science of Concentrate Management - Anthony J. Tarquin, UTEP

Graywater Use in New Mexico - Gary Beatty, NM Environment Department

El Paso's Well-head Desalting Program - John E. Balliew, El Paso Water Utilities

White Cliffs Mutual Domestic Water Users Association Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment - Eddie Livingston, Livingston Associates, P.C.

El Paso's Desalination Efforts - Bill Hutchison, El Paso Water Utilities

California Desalination Projects - Jerry Johns & Fawazi Karajeh, California Department of Water Resources

Research Ways to Stretch Western Water Supplies: The Yuma Desalting Plant - Mike Norris and Angela Adams, Bureau of Reclamation

National Desalination Efforts - Frank Leitz, Bureau of Reclamation

Roadmap for National and International Desalination Research - Tom Hinkebein, Sandia National Laboratories

Water Conference Participant List