Thursday, February 22, 2018
Circular 653: Fishes in the Middle and Lower Rio Grande Irrigation Systems of New Mexico Rossana Sallenave (Extension Aquatic Ecology Specialist, Dept. of Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources) Carl Carrasco (Former Research Assistant, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology) David E. Cowley (Professor, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology) PDF: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR653.pdf
Monday, February 19, 2018
New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute launches new website New Mexico State University’s Water Resources Research Institute launched a new website, Center for the Development and Use of Alternative Water Supplies, in January 2018. It includes information about the collaborative partnership between NMSU and the Bureau of Reclamation that is administered by NM WRRI. The purpose behind the website is to “provide the community and researchers with information and resources on the cooperative agreement between NMSU and the Bureau of Reclamation,” said NM WRRI Program Coordinator Avery Olshefski. The cooperative agreement is a five-year research effort that aims to increase scientific knowledge in the area of alternative water characterization, treatment and use for water supply sustainability in New Mexico and the western U.S. through collaborative research, student education and community workshops. Reclamation and NMSU are currently working together under their second cooperative agreement, which began in 2016 and funds nine research efforts with NMSU faculty and students. The ongoing research under the current agreement includes topics such as technology improvements to reduce fouling in membranes and concentrate handling as well as improved chemical analysis methods for brackish groundwater research. Visit the website to learn more about the innovative technology in development, meet the research faculty and students who are conducting promising research that has the potential to make a substantial impact on water availability, see the various facilities where this research is conducted and learn how to get involved in community workshops. To visit the website, go to https://cduaws.nmwrri.nmsu.edu.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Santa Fe Community College Offers Next Generation Water Summit Workshops April 25 through May 3, before and after the 2018 Next Generation Water Summit SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College announces its partnership with this year’s Next Generation Water Summit. As the education partner for the Summit, SFCC will host several water education workshops before and after the summit scheduled April 29 through May 1 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The workshops include: Greywater Basics, Rainwater Accredited Professional (ARCSA AP) Class, Water Efficiency Rating Score and Commercial Water Auditing among others. This is the first time several of these courses will be presented in New Mexico and are open to professionals and students. All courses will be taught at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. For detailed information about the courses and to register, visit: https://www.energysmartacademy.com/water.html or call 505-428-1866. Information about the 2018 Next Generation Water Summit can be found at: www.NextGenerationWaterSummit.com. “It's a privilege to partner with the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, Green Builder® Coalition, the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association and the City of Santa Fe by serving as the education partner for the summit,” said Interim President Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D. “We are excited to offer these valuable and innovative water workshops, which complement the college’s already strong technology and building science offerings.” The Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS)® Verifier course, April 25 through 27, provides in-depth and practical experience in performing residential water assessments for new and existing homes. This class is required to become a WERS Verifier. The WERS Consultant course, April 25 and 26, is also being offered and plumbers, builders, irrigation professionals and water reuse professionals are eligible to attend this professional designation course. Greywater Basics, April 26 and 27, will cover how to build and maintain a Greywater system and includes a field trip to view working systems. The Rainwater Accredited Professional (ARCSA AP) Class, May 2 and 3, is an in-depth rainwater harvesting workshop required for those seeking a better understanding of rainwater catchment systems. The course tuition includes an ARCSA Rain Harvesting Planning Manual. Commercial Water Auditing, May 2 and 3, will cover the basics of performing a commercial water audit for many type of facilities. A sample audit will be performed as part of the class. Hosts of the Next Generation Water Summit are the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, Green Builder® Coalition, City of Santa Fe, the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association. Santa Fe Community College is the official education sponsor, and Green Builder® Media is the national media partner. The Next Generation Water Summit brings together the building and development community, water reuse professionals and water policymakers in a collaborative setting to share best practices and learn about innovative water conservation and water reuse techniques that can be used to comply with water conservation restrictions spreading across the Southwest. For more than 30 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is designated a ”Best for Vets” and a “2015 Military Friendly” school. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: SFCC on Facebook, SFCC on Twitter, SFCC on LinkedIn.
Friday, February 9, 2018
As some of you may already know, the US FWS has decided to list the Texas Hornshell Mussel as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The listing decision will take effect on March 12, 2018. If you have not already submitted an intent form for the CCA/A Program, please do so before March 12, 2018. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-09/pdf/2018-02672.pdf
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
New Tools to Improve Irrigation Management, Plant Health, and Water-Use Efficiency Cutting-edge chemistry for optimizing soil-plant-water relations February 15, 2018 | 1:00 PM CST Water management is one of the biggest challenges facing the agricultural industry, especially in regions where water supplies are limited by source or community environmental restrictions. Soil surfactants and amendments have traditionally been limited by inconvenient handling and application requirements. This webinar explores a new advance in chemistry that uses existing irrigation equipment to improve the precision of delivery while increasing water holding capacity for many soil types. REGISTER NOW! AT https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1176001&tp_key=559a42b44f copy and paste to your browser, I could not copy the string