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The Dialogue's 24th Annual Statewide Meeting

When Jan 11, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Where Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 2401 12th St. NW, Albuquerque
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Contact Phone (505) 248 7958
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The New Mexico Water Dialogue has been holding annual, statewide meetings for almost 25 years.  For these many years, the focus has been on working to ensure that New Mexico has a reliable water supply.  We have talked about how to plan, accountability, implementation, economics, declining water supply and increasing growth, adaptation and resilience, opportunities and challenges, conflicts, and political will.   

We can be proud that water management has improved over these years.  But all is not solved.  The state has yet to revise a skeletal water plan adopted in 2003, and there are statewide problems that have not been resolved, among them adjudications, federal mandates, interbasin water transfers, reliable data, and long-term water availability. 


New Mexico Water Dialogue 24th Annual Meeting 

Balancing Our Water Needs: Adjudication and Alternatives 

January 11, 2018

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2401 12th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

ANNOTATED AGENDA with Links to Presentations

8:00 – 8:30      Registration

8:30 to 8:45    Welcome and Introductions – Jason John, President, and Lucy Moore, Facilitator and Co-                                    Founder of the New Mexico Water Dialogue

8:45 to 9:30     Keynote

                        Reed D. Benson, Professor, UNM School of Law

                        “Adjudications, Conventional Wisdom, and New Mexico”


9:30 -10:00     Arianne Singer, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the State Engineer

                        “New Mexico Adjudication Practices and Developments”


10:00 – 10:15  Break

10:15 – 11:45  Panel: Adjudications and Alternatives

                         Peter Chestnut, Attorney

                         Robert Faubion, President, Elephant Butte Irrigation District

                         Kate Zeigler, Consulting Geologist


11:45 – 12:15  Introductions to breakout groups/Interest in Dialogue Board Membership

12:15-1:15       Lunch

1:15 – 2:45      Breakout Sessions (2 rounds)

2:45 – 3:00      Break

3:00 – 3:20      Breakout Sessions Reports

3:20 - 4:15      Lucia Sanchez, Interstate Stream Commission Water Planning Program                                                                Manager

                        “What is going into the State Water Plan?  What did the Town Hall do?”

4:15 - 4:30      Wrap-up

4:30                 Adjourn


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