Water-related presentations of interest
discussion lists are available from the following:
New Mexico Acequia
Middle Rio Grande Cooperative Model
developed jointly by the Water Assembly and Sandia National Laboratory:
Bureau of Reclaimation:
System Map for New Mexico
Reservoir Storage (buckets) for New Mexico
Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Act Collaborative Program:
of State Engineer:
of the State Engineer for
New Mexico (OSE) has published "The Impact of Climate Change on
New Mexico's Water Supply and Ability to Manage Water Resoures" has been published by the Office of
State Engineer and is available at this
Mexico Environment Department:
New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is
available at this link.
Geologic Survey in New Mexico:
USGS in New Mexico (USGS NM) is available at
Region Council of Governments:
MRCOG homepage is available at this link.
Water-related organizations are
listed below with their websites:
Amigo Bravos: Friends of the Wild Rivers
Focus: Statewide water advocacy group. Some involvement with the
silvery minnow case, also works on acequia
and agricultural water issues.
Bosque Hydrology Group
Mission: To acquire,
compile, and synthesize hydro-biological data concerning the
understanding and restoration of the Rio Grande Bosque. Flood modeling,
salinity and vegetation data, restoration techniques, salt cedar
removal, bosque mapping, GIS synthesis.
Rio Grande Conservancy District
Irrigation, drainage, flood control, protection of
riparian forest, sustainable agriculture, farmland preservation.
NM Wilderness Alliance
Focus: Coalition of New Mexico environmental groups. Primarily focused
on opposition to the drilling on Otero Mesa.
Interstate Stream Commission
Mission: To assure water resources
planning is regional in scope and preserves and protects water
resources for future generations. Water supply and demand assessments
are balanced with various alternatives for conservation, public
welfare, and development. The 16 regional plans have formed the basis
for a state water plan.
NM Water Dialogue
Mission: Preserve and protect
water resources for the future through community-based, open, inclusive
water planning. Produce newsletter (Dialogue) three times per year.
Offer updates on water-related legislation. Hold annual statewide
meetings on specific issues for water planners. Assist state water
planning efforts to be inclusive and representative of all interests.
Rio Grande Restoration
Focus: Founded by river rafters, this group is focused on the depletion
of surface water on the Rio Grande. Involved in opposing the city of
Albuquerque’s surface water permit.