Join us this fall for the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute’s 60th annual conference. New Mexico’s premier annual water conference will be held in the beautiful and friendly town of Taos on October 7-9, 2015. The conference program promises to be a catalyst that encourages discussion about the relationship between our water supply challenges and our management opportunities and constraints. We expect over 250 participants at this year’s conference representing academia, local, state and federal agencies as well as tribal leaders, attorneys, representatives of community water interests, and many other stakeholders.
Water resource management throughout the West is facing dramatic challenges that go to the core of cultural, economic, and societal foundations — and is a touchstone sustainability issue for the future. Our management practices must change; responses to resource scarcity are catalyzing change, and existing management institutions face unprecedented pressures to respond. This year’s conference, Coloring Outside the Lines: Can Science Help Us Be Creative and Innovative in Managing Our Water? is focused on managing the changes in water resource strategies — technology, legal/institutional, and social policy and whether science can help in determining new management strategies.
Included in the day-and-a-half program, the NM WRRI will host a poster session along with its partners Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. In the past few years, the poster session has become a much anticipated part of the conference. The 90-minute session is the perfect opportunity to exchange information, showcase water projects, and update colleagues on water research. The session allows students, faculty, agency staff, and private entities to network with colleagues from throughout the state and region, providing opportunities for collaboration.
The afternoon before the conference begins, on October 7, three tours will be offered to participants. A small fee is associated with the tours and those interested in participating must sign up when they register. Sign up early for the tours as space is limited.
Again this year, the NM WRRI is offering a very affordable conference registration fee in order to draw as many New Mexicans as possible to the event. The conference fee includes two lunches, breaks, and the conference proceedings on CD. Please register for the conference at Register. We’ll look forward to seeing you in October at The Sagebrush Inn and Suites in Taos.