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Private Investment in Natural Infrastructure

First in the Green Infrastructure miniseries of "Nature's Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services" webinar series. Sponsored by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.

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Onsite Insight: Monthly Newsletter from the U.S. Water Alliance - August 28, 2013

Onsite Insight: Monthly Newsletter from the U.S. Water Alliance - August 28, 2013

Joyce Hudson and her team work with septic system businesses, utilities, regulators, and public health officials to advance environmentally sustainable, onsite decentralized systems that leave homeowners happy and watersheds healthy. It's centered on education, training, and collaboration.

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The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grant Opportunities

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grant Opportunities

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants Program is accepting proposals for projects involving long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetland and associated upland habitat that benefits wetland dependent migratory birds, primarily waterfowl.

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Request For Quotes to Conduct Water Quality Management Planning

The Surface Water Quality Bureau (Bureau) of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) requests quotes from regional public comprehensive planning organizations to conduct water quality management

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Surface Water Quality Bureau Invites Public Input

Surface Water Quality Bureau Invites Public Input For Nonpoint Source Management Program Revision.

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EPA Climate Change, Water News and Other Federal News

U.S. Geological Survey Moves to Create Climate Change Vulnerability Database

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EPA Climate Change and Water News

U.S. EPA News EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative Announces Webinar Series

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Rio Grande Basin Meeting 9/17-18 2013

Announcement for Rio Grande Basin Meeting on September 17th and 18th.

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Dramatic water changes coming for the Southwest

Water’s future is not bright, dire warning issued. Aug. 13, 2013 Logan Hawkes

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New federal study indicates less available water for New Mexico

Rising temperatures prompted by climate change will bring about increasing difficulty for New Mexico to meet its legal obligation to deliver water to downstream neighbors in the years ahead, according to a new federal study developed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Sandia National Laboratory.

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Researchers Look at Water Leasing Project as Possible Option for State Water Issues

Researchers Look at Water Leasing Project as Possible Option for State Water Issues

With drought becoming more and more evident in the Land of Enchantment, water users and managers in New Mexico might have some tough decisions to make in the future without any help from Mother Nature. As long term drought persists and water supplies tighten, policymakers in New Mexico might have to think creatively to find flexibility when it comes to satisfying the thirsty needs of the state.

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Say goodbye to Phoenix — and the American West

Say goodbye to Phoenix — and the American West

The Colorado River powers cities across Arizona. But with temperatures rising, how long will the water hold out? ----- By William deBuys -- Salon, July 30, 2013 -- [This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.]

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Poll shows New Mexicans oppose a Gila River Diversion project

SILVER CITY >> A recent poll by an independent research firm shows that many New Mexicans oppose a Gila River diversion project. The poll, conducted in late June of this year by Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican political and public affairs research firm, was commissioned by Protect the Flows, an organization that opposes such projects. Five hundred voters statewide were contacted, with an extra concentration on the five southwest counties nearest the Gila River - Grant, Luna, Hidalgo, Sierra and Dona Ana Counties.

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Drought Along the Rio Grande Highlights Water Management Complexities

[From: Arizona Water Resource - Summer 2013] On Saturday, June 1, 2013, water was released from Elephant Butte Reservoir in South Central New Mexico into the Rio Grande. It took more than two days to travel the 80 miles to fields near Las Cruces, as water soaked into the parched riverbed. Waiting for the flow were chile, pecan, cotton and alfalfa growers in Southern New Mexico, Western Texas and Mexico, as well as the city of El Paso, Texas, which depends on the Rio Grande for half its water supply.

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NM Among States to Receive NSF Funding for Water Resources Modeling

NM Among States to Receive NSF Funding for Water Resources Modeling

New Mex­ico, Nevada and Idaho have received a new grant from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion to cre­ate a West­ern Con­sor­tium for Water­shed Analy­sis, Visu­al­iza­tion and Explo­ration (WC-WAVE) to advance water­shed sci­ence, work­force devel­op­ment and edu­ca­tion with cyber infra­struc­ture enabled dis­cov­ery and innovation.

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NM Supreme Court's Decision in Bounds v. State of NM

New Mexico residents remain free to drill domestic wells to meet household water needs, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. But the state has an obligation to ensure that once wells are drilled, the resulting groundwater pumping doesn’t cut into the water rights of neighbors, the court found. The ruling creates the possibility that for the first time New Mexico could be forced to curtail pumping from domestic wells if the well reduces water supplies to neighbors with senior water rights.

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17th Annual Statewide Meeting

Economic Stress: Hard Times for Water Planning and Management

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18th Annual Statewide Meeting

"Changing Waters: Adaptation and Resilience"

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Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Federal Partnership Announced

Today, the Middle Rio Grande, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the city of Albuquerque received national attention from a multi-federal agency partnership addressing urban water

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Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve Stage I Fire Restrictions in effect

For Immediate Release *REVISED* (Holy Ghost Campground and Group Campground added to list) BRUCE HILL, Forest Service - 505) 438-5320; TERRY MCDERMOTT, Valles Caldera - 505) 428-7714

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