The Water Assembly is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization
that was born in 1997. (Our Policies
and Procedures, Bylaws,
Officers and Board of Directors).
Grass-roots based, the Assembly has always sought public
participation in a variety of ways as well as sound scientific
analysis. The 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.
Assembly organization conducts an Annual Water Assembly convocation,
usually in the late spring or early fall. During that
convocation, six self-selected Interest Groups each meet to review and
Group's mission statement, and to select two representatives on the Board of
Directors for the coming year. The Board of Directors meets
quarterly or as needed. Officers are elected by the Board.
The officers constitute an Executive Committee that conducts
business between Board meetings. Working teams are established
for special projects as needed.
The Water Assembly’s role is to
encourage implementation of our plan so we can get a handle on the future.
Our 1999 Water Budget revealed a deficit between the water we’re using
and the water coming into our region. Our Regional Water Plan documents
this shortfall and gives strategies to balance our Water Budget.
Straight talk is necessary to implement our plan — as is straight
Need more information? See
how to get involved
and how to contact
us for more information. A
list serv for discusion
of water-related issues and announcements is available at
MRGWA@waterassembly.org. The list serv
is available to anyone who subscribes. Please contact Carolyn
Kennedy to be enrolled (to minimize spam and viruses, only subsribers can post to the list).
Bob Wessely, Water Assembly President