Thursday, April 19, 2018

The University of New Mexico is sponsoring a conference on May 17, 2018

The University of New Mexico is sponsoring a conference on May 17, 2018 titled “New Mexico Water: What Our Next Leaders Need to Know.” The conference is inspired by the anticipation that regardless of the outcome of the 2018 gubernatorial election, the state will have new cabinet level leaders for its resource management agencies. This conference will feature presentations by nine senior level former state and federal water managers, each with a long history of experience working on New Mexico water issues. These 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 The conference has been organized by faculty from the Center for Water and the Environment, the Utton Center for Transboundary Resources, and the Water Resources Program. Additional conference and registration information can be found at: Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone who might be interested in attending. Conference Organizing Committee: Bruce Thomson, Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering Kerry Howe, Director, Center for Water & the Environment Adrian Oglesby, Director, Utton Center for Transboundary Resources John Fleck, Director, UNM Water Resources Program

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