Balance Water Use with Renewable Supply

The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates' purpose is to advocate for a sustainable, resilient water future for the Middle Rio Grande by demanding equitable and effective water management and planning consistent with the best available science and applicable laws.

The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates call for civic engagement to participate in and influence decisions that affect our water supply.

Most Recent Posts

New Mexico Headed to (Water) Bankruptcy Court?

By Executive Committee | March 10, 2021

The State Constitution requires the State to balance its annual budget, which prevents financial bankruptcy. However, the State is hurtling towards water bankruptcy in many of the State’s distinct hydrologic regions.

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Middle Rio Grande Plain Truths–Please Email Senate Finance Committee Members

By Norm Gaume | March 9, 2021

2021 will bring a wake-up call that will be hard to ignore. We must pivot to cooperatively face our existential water supply issues. The days and years of reckoning are upon us.

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Draft Plan of Study Released for Comment

By Executive Committee | March 4, 2021

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.

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Participation Sought for MRGWA Working Committees

By Executive Committee | March 1, 2021

The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates is seeking additional participants in a set of working committees recently approved by the Board of Directors, so as to better accomplish its overall mission. Click here for a description of the working committee structure and initial drafts of the committees’ missions. We would appreciate and benefit from your…

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Water Advocates–Outreach to ISC Re: Water Planning

By Executive Committee | February 18, 2021

Water Advocates comment publicly regarding the NM Interstate Stream Commission’s water planning study session. The comments identify essential elements of a meaningful NM water planning process.

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Pursuing Water Equity for Underserved Communities

By Theresa Cardenas | February 10, 2021

Pursuing water equity is a moral project. Addressing water equity is often absent from conversations about the sustainability of our water resources. It is unfortunate not all of the important issues facing water challenges revolve around water quality. There is broad consensus that equity refers to just and fair inclusion–a condition in which everyone has the opportunity to participate and prosper.

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