Middle Rio Grande Water Assembly


Middle Rio Grande Water Assembly

balance water use with renewable supply


The Water Assembly’s purpose is to assure effective implementation of the Middle Rio Grande Regional Water Plan through an open, inclusive, and participatory process so as to achieve the common interests of the people and stakeholders of the region for a sustainable water future that balances water use with renewable supply in accordance with the stated goals of the Plan. 


Needed ASAP, for MRG Water Assembly Board officers. To date, nominations have been submitted for Bob Wessely for President, Elaine Hebard for Vice-President, and Carol Kennedy for Sec.-Treasurer.  Any further nominations need to be received ASAP. Please provide any nominations you would like to make for President, Vice-President , Secretary/ Treasurer. Feel free to nominate yourself if you are interested in being on the executive board, or nominate another WA member you know is interested in serving.  E-mail nomination(s) to Patricia Bolton (Nominating Committee) at pabolton41@gmail.com .  Board officers will be elected at the year-end MRG Water Assembly Board meeting on July 31st

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 Assembly Board of Directors Meeting (all are welcome):
                         Monday, September 11, 2017  6:00 - 8:00 pm
   Board Room at Mario's Pizza, 5700 4th NW, Albuquerque 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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