Water Advocates' 18th Council at UNM November 10, 2018 8:30am to 2:30pm
Making the Case for Change
Too Many Promises, Too Little Water
A Call to Action!
New Mexico is faced with, but has not faced up to, important water resource limitations: downstream delivery obligations, federally mandated requirements, and state-permitted water uses and authorizations that substantially exceed sustainable supplies. Without action to address articulated problems, our current and future water supplies as well as our pocketbooks are at risk.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
8:30am – 2:30pm
UNM Dane Smith Hall, Room 125
Scroll down for the session archive
Handouts, Speaker Slides, Audio Recordings, Prepared Scripts,
and Pre-Meeting Background Documentation
Handout Documents included:
Why Change Is Needed / Why We Need to Act
Urban Impacts, Judith Phillips, Landscape Designer
audio (4.7 MB)
9:45 The Need for Bold Leadership
Adrian Oglesby, Director, UNM Utton Center
audio (14.4 MB)
10:15 A Pueblo Perspective
Kai-T Blue-Sky (unavailable)
10:15 The Importance o Soils in Adaptation
Jeff Goebel (last minute substitute)
audio (7.3 MB)
House Memorial 1 (2017) – The Requested Proposal for Action
Making Water Planning Effective – Further Detail on Proposed Strategies
Members of the twelve-person HM1 Working Group (audio included in “audio-part 2”, above)
The Role of Water Planning, Bob Wessely script (0.2 MB)
Hydrologic Regional Boundaries, Bob Wessely slide (0.4 MB) script (0.2 MB)
Water Budgets and Balances, Norm Gaume
Plan Approval and Implementation, Theresa Cardenas
AWRM and RG Compact Compliance, Norm Gaume
State, Regional, and Local Roles, Theresa Cardenas
Adequate Funding, Theresa Cardenas
11:40 Election of Water Advocates’ Board Members, Explanation
Elaine Hebard, Vice President, Water Advocates
11:45 Lunch and Election of Water Advocates’ Board of Directors
Taking Action – Moving from Concept to Action
12:45 Making Change: Proposed Legislation
HM1 Proposed Legislation, Bob Wessely
slides (0.4 MB)
Complimentary Legislation, Tom Solomon
slides (4.7 MB)
Questions and Comments
2:00 Governor –Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Water Plan:
Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Water Plan (0.4 MB)
2:15 Wrap-Up and Adjourn
House Memorial 1 (2017) - Making the Case for Change:
House Memorial 1 in 2017 requested a proposal for the 2019 legislative session on how New Mexico water planning in the future should be accomplished. The HM1 Working group developed a summary proposal document entitled Making the Case for Change.
The Water Advocates Council on November 10, 2018 will focus on presenting the concepts in that proposal document Making the Case for Change and consider how to promote some or all of those concepts.
Presentation to the New Mexico Legislature:
Making the Case for Change was presented to the New Mexico State Legislature’s Interim Committee on Water and Natural Resources in Roswell on October 2, 2018. Following are links to the components of the presentation:
Presentation Audio (big file; slow download)
The November 10 Council will identify the next steps to build the political will for legislators now to take the necessary enabling remedial actions.
Cover Letters: The cover letters delivering the proposal requested by 2017 House Memorial 1 to the Legislature and to the Interstate Stream Commission explain some of the development background for Making the Case for Change, identify the diverse set of participants involved, and note that selected issues have intentionally been left unaddressed.
Reviewer Comments: Reviewer comments served to substantially improve the proposal Making the Case for Change. The twelve-person volunteer development team requested review and comment from some thirty diverse experts from around the state. The Comment/Response document contains over sixty reviewer comments and the development team’s responses to those comments.
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