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DIALOGUE'S 20th ANNUAL STATEWIDE MEETING - Implementing Change: Where's the Political Will?

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When Jan 09, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Where Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Contact Name
Contact Phone 505 898-9551
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JANUARY 9, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
2401 12th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104


8:00 – 8:30 AM           Registration

8:30 – 9:00 AM           Introductions/Opening Remarks

9:00 –10:00 AM          Keynote Speaker: John Leeper, PE, PhD, AMEC, former manager Navajo Nation Water Management Branch

"Is There Political Will to Avoid Train Wrecks?"  (.pptx file)


10:00 – 10:15 AM       Break

10:15 – 11:45 AM       Panel: Water Philosophy -  Highest & Best Use of Water?

                                    Frank Chaves – Environmental Director, Pueblo of Sandia

John R. D’Antonio, Jr. – Lead Civilian, Albuquerque District, US Army             Corps of Engineers

Trudy Valerio Healy – Water Protector, NM Water Trust Board, Philanthropist, Healy Foundation

                                    Max Yeh –  Principal Researcher, Percha/Animas Watershed Association - "Water and Law" (MS Word file)-


1l:45 – 12:45               Lunch


12:45 – 1:00 PM         Tribute to Frank Titus   1928 - 2013

1:00 – 2:30PM            Panel: Lessons from the Drought - Shortage Sharing

Moderator – Lucy Moore, Mediator, Co-founder New Mexico Water Dialogue, Author Common Ground on Hostile Turf

Beth Bardwell – Director of Freshwater Conservation, Audubon New Mexico - "Shortage Sharing between farmers and birds" (.pptx file) 

Ryan Christianson - Chief, Southern Water Management Group, Western Colorado Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation - "Sharing shortages on the San Juan River" (.pptx file) 

Brian Gallegos – Staff Manager, Water Rights Division, Office of the State Engineer - "Shortage sharing on the Rio Chama"

David Gensler - Hydrologist, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District


2:30 –2:45 PM            Break

2:45– 4:00 PM            Panel: Political Will - Implementing Change

                                    Herbert Becker – Managing Attorney, JA & Associates, LLC

                                    Bill Hume – former Director of Policy and Issues for Governor Richardson, former Editor Editorial Page Albuquerque Journal

                                    Mimi Stewart – New Mexico House of Representatives


4:00 – 4:30 PM           Closing Remarks: Next Steps for the Dialogue and New Mexicans

                                    Nominations of candidates for the Dialogue Board


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