Sunday, May 13, 2012

2012 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress (Event)

On May 20-24, 2012 an event on the environment and water resources will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event is intended for professionals who regularly face challenges associated with 'crossing boundaries' in their quest for sustainable solutions. Environmental and water resources issues extend across political, geographic, social, and technical discipline boundaries.

Specialized multi-disciplinary technical knowledge to address our issues will be on display. The venue for 2012 - Albuquerque New Mexico - warrants a special invitation: At the intersection of four geologic provinces, with a rich history of diverse cultures, natural water scarcity, a key international border, and a host of environmental challenges and opportunities, New Mexico is perfectly suited to host a discussion and demonstration of the importance of crossing boundaries over space and time for sustainable water and environmental management. New Mexico has a long and traceable lineage of innovative and evolving water management approaches, from the early irrigation systems of indigenous peoples, through the acequias developed among early Spanish settlements that continue today, to the San Juan Trans-Mountain Diversion Project that provides Colorado River water to expand the portfolio of water options and reduce the state's dependence on groundwater.

New Mexico's unique position in the history and future of water and environmental management in the southwest runs throughout our Congress theme.  Plenary speakers include: Patricia Mulroy, providing a regional perspective on water management; Peter Pinot, with his unique and moving account of the importance of water in native cultures; and Michael Connor (invited), a New Mexico native and the Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, reporting on the Colorado River Basin Study, which involves the seven states that rely on the Colorado for water supply.

Special sessions with local focus, four technical tours demonstrating the use of Colorado River water through the San Juan Chama Project, and a special panel that will recount for you how water has carved our culture, our landscape, and our future all enhance the outstanding technical sessions and networking opportunities that you value at the EWRI Congress.

For more information or to register click here


© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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