The Water Assembly is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization
that was born in 1997. (Our Policies and Procedures,
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 Water 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 revise the
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 action.
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
The list serv is available
to anyone who subscribes.
Please contact Carolyn
to be enrolled (to minimize
spam and viruses, only subsribers
can post to the list).
Wessely, Water Assembly President
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