2009 13th Annual Water Assembly

Water ... Our Future

How Far Have We Come? What's Next?

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thirteenth Annual Water Assembly
UNM Dane Smith Hall

8:00   Registration, Poster Session and Continental Breakfast

9:00   Welcome and Introduction

9:15   TheRegional Water Plan -Deficit Spending of Water;         Mission to Balance Use with Renewable Supply

Kevin Bean, Water Assembly   link to slides (0.2 MB)

9:30   EntityPanel 1 - Water UsersandWater StakeholdersRoles,Accomplishments and Concerns

SteveGlass, Ciudad Soil and WaterConservation District
link to slides (0.4 MB) 
Bob Simon, Lawyer and Business Representative
Isaac Benton, Albuquerque City Council
Ann Watson, Santo Domingo Pueblo
Larry Sanchez, Valencia County Farmer

10:15   Questionsand Comments  

10:30    Break and Outreach/Poster Session (continued)

10:45   EntityPanel 2 - Water Regulators and Water Suppliers Accomplishments against the Region's DeficitSpending

JohnD'Antonio, NM State Engineer
Mark Sanchez, ABC Water Utility Authority
link to slides  (0.1 MB)
Kevin Flanigan, NM Interstate Stream Commission
link to slides (2.4 MB)
Steve Hansen and Valda Terauds, US Bureau of Reclamation
Larry Webb City of Rio Rancho Utility Department

11:30   Questions and Comments

11:45   Presentation: Water Assembly Advocacy Groups and Directors

12:00   Lunch (separate tables for each Advocacy Group,
elect two directors, one alternate)  

1:00   Keynote:AreWe Doing Enough?

Tom Turney, former NM State Engineer link to slides

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1:30  What'sChanged Since the 2004 Plan?
Climate Acequia Hydrology,Environmental, andDesalinationInformation

KellyIsaacson, UNM Water Resources Program
link to slides (1.7 MB)
Sam Fernal, NMSU and Vince Tidwell, Sandia National Labs
Michael Jensen, Amigos Bravos  link to slides (0.3 MB)
Bruce Thomson, UNM Water Resources Program
link to slides (1.5 MB)

2:00  How CanWe Build a Credible FutureView?AProposal for Proceeding

BobWessely, Water Assembly  link to slides (0.1 MB)

2:15  General Discussion - Moving Forward: The Next Steps

2:55    Drawing for Door Prize

3:00   Adjourn

3:15  NewBoard of Directors -Personal Introductions, ScheduleNext Meeting

Assembly Flyer (0.3 MB)

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