Middle Rio Grande Water Assembly


Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates

balance water use with renewable supply


The Water Advocates purpose is to create a sustainable, resilient water future for the Middle Rio Grande (Otowi Bridge to Elephant Butte Dam) by seeking allies, advocating for, and demanding water management and administration decisions and actions consistent with best available science and applicable law.

SAVE THE DATE - November 10, 2018
Water Advocates' Convocation at UNM

House Memorial 1 (2017) - Making the Case for Change

House Memorial 1 in 2017 requested a proposal for the 2019 legislative session
    on how New Mexico water planning in the futuure should be accomplished.
    The HM1 Working group developed a summary proposal document entitled
Making the Case for Change.

    The Water Advocates convocation on November 10, 2018 will focus
    on presenting the concepts in that proposal document and consider
    how to promotesome or all of those concepts.

Comments on the July 2018 draft State Water Plan

ISC requested for public comment on the
draft State Water Plan.
    In reponse, the Water Advocates Board appointed a subcommittee that
    collected comments from Directors, organized the comments, and
the Water Advocates comments to the ISC 
Major Activities At This Time:

The MRG Regional Water Plan Update
Governance Study Group (GSG) Participation

The Quarterly Debate Project

The MRG Futures Project

Selected Coming Events

                      Next Water Advocates Board of Directors Meeting:
                       Tuesday September 11, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
                   Mario's Pizzeria & Ristorante, 5700 Fourth Street NW
                                Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

                 Location Map                      Draft Board Agenda
                                                          Draft Previous Minutes     

Recent Events:

   Seventeenth Water Assembly - October 22, 2016 - 9am-3pm
       "Managing the River to Failure - Is There a Better Way?"
       at the University of New Mexico's Dane Smith Hall, Room 125
Agenda with links to speakers' slides and audio

     Sixteenth Water Assembly - March 21, 2015 - 9am-3pm
       "Climate Disruption and Our Water Future - Mitigate, Adapt or Suffer
           - A Call for New Strategies"
       at the University of New Mexico's Dane Smith Hall, Room 123
       Agenda with links to slides and discussion notes

    Water Assembly Public Forum:
Our Water Imbalance - Creating Adaptive Strategies Together   
      Saturday June 28, 2014   9:00 am - 12:30 pm       
                  (continental breakfast at 8:30 am) 
        UNM Dane Smith Hall,  Room 120
        Albuquerque, New Mexico

     Fifteenth Annual Water Assembly - November 5, 2011 - 9am-4pm
       "Choosing Our Future" - Scenario Planning
       at the University of New Mexico's Dane Smith Hall, Room 125
       Assembly presentations, discussion, and initial scenario attributes

    Fourteenth Annual Water Assembly June 12, 2010
      "2025 ... A Water Prophecy?"   ...  
The prophecy text 
       at the University of New Mexico's Dane Smith Hall, Room 125
       Assembly presentations and discussions

    An Informational Forum
Aquifer Recharge, Storage & Recovery:   Boon or Boondoggle?
     April 9, 2011  9:00 am - 1:00 pm  
at the University of New Mexico's Law School, Room 2402
       Location Map  Invitational Flyer  Agenda with links to slides and audio

    A Land and Water Workshop Sponsored by the UNM Utton Center
"Integrating Land Use and Water Planning in New Mexico"
       April 8, 2011  8:30am-4:00pm, Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque, NM 


     Regional Water Plan Update Submissions -

    The Water Assembly submitted water planning information (planning     principles, update considerations, future strategies, technical data, and     summary of public meeting) to MRCOG's Steering Committee with a     recommendation that the material be included in the Steering Committee's     submission to the ISC, along with the Steering Committee's other products     (status evaluation of 2004 Plan recommedations, a selection of possible     projects, and a public involvement plan for the update).  Following are
    links to the draft submissions 

          Water Assembly Submission to Steering Committee
Water Planning Information Package   (1.3 Mb)
          Steering Committee Submission to ISC
Future Project List   (0.2 Mb)
Public Involvement Plan   (0.3 Mb)

    The Middle Rio Grande Water Budget - Averages for 1972-1997
    A Technical Basis for the 2004 Regional Water Plan
View the Water Budget Document   (0.3 Mb)
          (also see
Chapter 6 of the Regional Water Plan for more detail)

    Water Assembly Annual Report 2012-2013
President's Annual Report - June 27, 2013   (0.3 Mb)


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