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Our Mission

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 (Otowi Bridge to Elephant Butte Dam) by demanding effective water management and planning consistent with the best available science and applicable laws.

Officers

The Officers are elected by the Board of Directors.  They make up an Executive Committee which meets frequently as needed.  Call (505) 991-4487 for information about the next Executive Committee meeting.

Board of Directors

Directors are  elected by Advocacy Interest Groups attendees during the Water Advocates' annual conference.  They meet as a Board quarterly, or as needed.  The next meeting data is posted on the Events page.

Bylaws

The most recent amendments to the bylaws of the Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates organization were approved by the Board of Directors at their meeting on February 9, 2021.

Advocacy/Interest Groups

The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates consists of people who care about our water supply and how we use and care for it. While our values and interests are multiple, overlapping, and sometimes in conflict, most of us tend to focus our energy in particular areas.

Advocacy/Interest Groups are self-selected and convene during the annual conference to elect their representatives on the Board of Directors. To ensure a balance among these interests in our deliberations, we annually elect a Board of Directors with two representatives plus one or more alternates elected from each of six Advocacy/Interest Groups.

Over the years, each Advocacy/Interest Group has developed and refined a statement of its goals.  Click here to review those statements.

Working Committees

The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates has established a set of Working Committees to accomplish its day-to-day goals and objectives.  Click here to review the Working Committees and a description of their respective missions.

History of the Organization

The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was created in 1997. Grassroots based, the all-volunteer Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates’ purpose is to advocate for a sustainable, resilient water future for the Middle Rio Grande by demanding ... (Read More)