NEWS – July 2016 – Groundwater Issues in New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

There was no hot air at the American Ground Water Trust New Mexico Groundwater Issues Conference in Albuquerque in July.  The program, held at the HQ of the New Mexico Bar Association, covered topics including Conjunctive management of New Mexico’s water resources; Modeling the effects of groundwater withdrawals on streams; Water markets – trading water rights as a management strategy; Managing groundwater depletions in the middle Rio Grande valley; Water recycling – aquifer recharge projects and, Aquifer storage – a least cost response to the hydrologic vagaries of climate change
The day following the conference the AGWT presented a workshop program that showcased the latest technology on water well design, pump selection and outlined the key indices needed in order to diagnose well performance problems.