A Call for civic engagement to participate and influence decisions that affect our water supply.
The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates is launching a new website to enable public access to information and actions pertaining to our shared water supply in the Middle Rio Grande. The MRG Water Advocates is the only non-governmental organization focused on water quantity in the Middle Rio Grande. The website is to help citizens who care about our shared water supply to learn about and participate in its governance.
As we learn to live with COVID-19 in 2020 and possibly beyond, this paralyzing pandemic is pushing us to find other meaningful ways of communicating about important issues pushed out of the mainstream. Responsible management of our water supply is essential to the wellbeing of everyone who lives in the Rio Grande watershed between Santa Fe and Elephant Butte.
The new website is intended to be a community resource for Middle Rio Grande water users. Current administration of our water is often fragmented, in opposition to hydrologic reality and seriously underfunded. The site will be a “go-to” source for updates about Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s 50-year water plan and the Middle Rio Grande Basin Study, now getting underway. They must work in tandem to collaboratively develop projections of our shared water supply and our total water demands. More importantly, together they will identify and evaluate alternatives to eliminate the gap between our shared legally and physically available water supply and our collective demand.
Our future literally depends on these efforts.
To sign up for updates register at mrgwateradvocates.org.