The 60th NM WRRI Annual New Mexico Water Conference will take place in Taos, New Mexico on October 7-9, 2015 with the theme Coloring Outside the Lines: Can Science Help Us Be Creative and Innovative in Managing Our Water?  This conference provides a special opportunity to learn about New Mexico's possible water future from an impressive group of speakers, and to learn about current water research through a poster session that will be held during the conference. Students especially will benefit from interaction with state and regional water experts. We anticipate about 250 attendees at this year's conference.

Poster Abstract Guidelines

This Call for Poster Abstracts seeks abstracts for posters on any water research or management topic. This year's conference theme invites an imaginative response from water specialists and students regarding their current research and collaborations with colleagues from around the state and region. Abstracts for consideration for posters will be accepted through September 23, 2015. Notification of poster acceptance will be announced by September 25, 2015. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and must be submitted online via the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute website at . All accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference website and published in the conference proceedings.

Poster Presentation

Posters will be displayed at the conference on Friday morning, October 9 from 9:30-11:00.  Presenters should set up their poster by 9:00 a.m. on October 9 in the Sagebrush Inn Conference Center in Taos. Posters must not exceed 48 inches by 48 inches.  Organizers will provide a limited number of poster boards onto which presenters can tack their posters. Poster presenters should be at their posters during the entire 90-minute session. Presenters are encouraged to attend the entire conference.

Poster Planning Committee

Laura Bexfield, U.S. Geological Survey
Amy Ewing, Daniel B. Stephens and Associates
Sam Fernald, NM WRRI/New Mexico State University
Jan Hendrickx, New Mexico Tech
Dagmar Llewellyn, Bureau of Reclamation
Howard D. Passell and Tom Lowry, Sandia National Laboratories
Beth Salvas, AWRA–NM Section
Nabil Shafike, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
Jeri Sullivan Graham, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Bruce Thomson, University of New Mexico

Contact Information

Catherine Ortega Klett

New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute
MSC 3167 New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001 Las Cruces,
NM 88003-8001


Abstract Deadline:
Sept. 23, 2015
Acceptance Notification:
Sept. 25, 2015
Registration Deadline:
Oct. 5, 2015
Poster Setup:
by 9:00 a.m., Oct. 9, 2015
Poster Viewing:
9:30-11:00 a.m., Oct. 9, 2015
Franco Biondi

Registration Fee

All poster presenters must register for the conference. Registration for the day-and-a-half conference is $75 on or before September 15 and $125 thereafter. Full-time students can register for $50. The registration fee includes two lunches.

Poster Sponsors

NM Water Resources Research Institute
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
University of New Mexico
New Mexico Tech
New Mexico State University
New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
New Mexico Office of the State Engineer
U.S. Geological Survey
American Water Resources Association–NM Section

Our special thanks to Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory for providing financial support for the poster session.