Join fellow groundwater and watershed scientists, water managers, and others with an interest in the water resources of the Rio Grande Basin to discuss what is known about the quantity, quality, and interconnections of the groundwater and surface water resources in this region.
The Rio Grande and its interconnected groundwater sustain life and the economy of a large arid region encompassing three states — Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas — and part of Mexico. Record low flows and storage in reservoirs highlight groundwater in this region as both a hedge against drought and important resource to manage effectively.
Topic areas to be explored include water supply/shortage, water quality, and legal frameworks. Click here or on the "program" menu tab above to view the conference schedule.
Hear opening remarks on Tuesday morning by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Named by TIME Magazine on its 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Martinez is one of only two governors who received this honor.
Martinez, elected governor 2010, is the first female to hold this position in New Mexico. She is also the first Hispanic female elected governor in the history of the United States and was named Woman of the Year by Hispanic Business Magazine in 2011.
Prior to serving as governor, Martinez worked as a prosecutor for 25 years, including serving four terms as district attorney for the Third Judicial District in Dona Ana County where she was elected in 1996. For her work as a prosecutor, she was named Woman of the Year by Heart Magazine in 2008 and she was twice named New Mexico’s Prosecutor of the Year.
Throughout college Martinez worked as a security guard in the business her parents started. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law.
Opening evening reception
An opening evening reception, courtesy of Daniel B. Stephens & Associates Inc., will take place Tuesday, February 25, from 5-7 p.m. in the Arizona Room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
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reservations 866 384.4934505 884.2500Please mention "National Ground Water Association" or rate code "RPC" to receive the special group rate.
Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $81* per night single/double occupancy. This rate applies to the NGWA room block and is valid until the January 27 cutoff date, unless our block has been filled before then. When making your reservations, be sure to mention you are attending this NGWA short course. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
*Or prevailing 2014 government rate.
Four easy ways to register:
FULL CONFERENCE rates
Nonmember — $545Full-time student (ID required) — NGWA member — $150 Nonmember — $200
ONE-DAY rates — you must specify which day you are attending when registering
Nonmember — $450
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