UNM: “New Mexico Water: What Our Next Leaders Need to Know,” May 17, 2018

An acequia along the Las Trampas in northern New Mexico is suspended on a trestle. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

From the University of New Mexico Center for Water and the Environment:

Following the 2018 gubernatorial election, New Mexico will have new leaders of its resource management agencies. Other important water developments in the state include: 1) New administration at the City of Albuquerque; 2) Major shifts in federal policies & implementation; 3) Evolution of legal issues, especially interstate lawsuits; and 4) Financial challenges for our agencies and programs. This conference will feature presentations on water & environmental challenges facing the state by former senior state and federal managers. Each speaker has a long history of high level experience working on NM water issues. Speakers include:

Speakers include:

Presentations by federal water managers:

· Ron Curry – Former Administrator, EPA Region VI (former NMED Secretary)
· Estevan Lopez – Former Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner (former ISC Director)
· John D’Antonio – Currently with US Army Corps of Engineers (former NM State Engineer)
· Hilary Tompkins – Former Solicitor for the Dept. of Interior (former Chief Counsel to Gov. Richardson)

Presentations by state water managers:

· Scott Verhines – Former NM State Engineer
· Ryan Flynn – Former Secretary of NM Environment Department
· Amy Haas – Former Acting Director & former General Counsel, NM Interstate Stream Commission
· Tanya Trujillo –Former General Counsel, NM Interstate Stream Commission & Past Director of Colorado River Board of California
Concluding remarks: Mike Connor, Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Interior

Registration (includes lunch and parking):

Early registration – extended to Sunday, April 29: General – $30, Full time students – $10

Late registration (after April 29): General – $50, Full time students – $20

To Register with Credit Card:

Register online by clicking HERE. (scroll to the bottom of the page)

To Register with Check or Purchase Order:

Complete this form and send, along with payment, to cwe@unm.edu.

Tentative Program

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