New Mexico is faced with, but has not faced up to
current and future water resource limitations
New Mexicans' current and future water supplies are at risk
New polling shows seventy-five percent of likely voters agree we need to act now to ensure that future generations have an adequate water supply.
The Water Advocates are focused on our need to adapt to our arid future. New Mexicans need to plan how we and future generations can best adapt to a more arid future.
We advocate for evidence-based, robust regional water planning to show what we must do, region by region, to improve regional water supply and water users resilience. We see the increasing aridity. We know what is coming. What will we do to adapt?
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- Feb 17: 2022-2023 Strategic Initiative
- Feb. 9: Lobbying the 2022 Legislature to Fund New Mexico's Water Future
- Feb. 5 and Feb 10: Water Advocates' 2022 Conference recordings posted
- Jan. 21: MRG's compact compliance emergency
Most Recent Posts
Introduction: Now that New Mexico has finally recognized and accepted the reality of climate change, it’s time to realign our water planning processes to that reality. Based, in part, upon concerns with previous water planning processes, the Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates is developing a proposal for an updated water planning paradigm. It is entitled…Read More
January 8, 2022 —- The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates will be holding their annual conference virtually starting at 8:30 am on Saturday, January 8, 2022. The session will address taking action on the urgent need for water governance reform in New Mexico. Please review the descriptive flyer. The purpose of this event, and its…Read More
On July 13, 2021, U. S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority has chosen to end its participation in the just-starting multi-entity Rio Grande Basin Study. The announcement included a copy of the letter from the Chief Planning Officer of ABCWUA to USBR and MRGCD, which provided no rationale…Read More
The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission will be holding a one-hour webinar, starting at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The session will present the 50-Year Leap Ahead Analysis that ISC’s team of technical experts has in process. When completed, probably late summer 2021, the analysis should provide a solid technical foundation for the…Read More
New York Times has published “Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins” addressing the impacts to date of climate change in the western United States. The June 17, 2021, article is a broad review of the various troubles that climate change is bringing the United States already this year. A heat dome is…Read More
This is a request for nominations for officers (President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer) of the Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates. The election of officers will be held at the Water Advocates’ Annual Business Meeting on August 17, 2021. Nominations may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org until one month prior to the Annual Business Meeting. Nominees will…Read More
When I first proposed the idea of A Small Farm Future it got a strong reaction. Some thought I was out of line to propose such an outlandish idea. Any large new idea usually has this reaction. It is not my idea, but author and farmer Chris Smage’s. I wished to convey it to the…Read More
The Rio Grande Basin Study: Lobatos Gage to Elephant Butte Dam (Basin Study) presents a unique opportunity to develop projections of future water supply and demand and use them to model and evaluate potential adaptation strategies that are not constrained by current operating practices, infrastructure capacity, and policy constraints.Read More
The New York Times has published ‘”Virus Lockdowns Cut Pollution, Slowing Snowmelt in South Asia” addressing the runoff effects of pandemic-caused reduction in dust on snowpack. Cleaner skies over South Asia that resulted from pandemic lockdowns last year likely affected the timing of snowmelt in the Indus River basin of Pakistan and India, researchers reported…Read More
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