Integrating Land Use and Water Planning in New Mexico
April 8, 2011, 8:30 - 4:00
Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque
This all day seminar examined how we can better integrate local, state and regional water plans with local land use plans to support the sustainability of communities, protect the environment, and ensure economic vitality. The event brought together a wide range of interested parties from across the State, including land use planners, water resource professionals, representatives of the development community, environmental and community groups, and other interested people. Ideas for potential changes to planning processes to improve land use and water resource integration, and are achievable, were discussed.
Breakout groups in the ending part of the day allowed participants to share their ideas for improving processes. These conversations are captured in summary form along with the comference proceedings. See the links below.
The presentations from the conference are listed below:
- John Shomaker, PhD, John Shomaker and Associates: Science in Decision-Making (pdf)
- Rolf Schmidt-Petersen, Rio Grande Bureau Chief, NM Interstate Stream Commission: Middle Rio Grande Water Use Constraints and Commitments (pdf)
- Lora A. Lucero, AICP, Esq.: Connecting the Dots between Water and Land Use Planning (pdf)
- Kathy Holian, Santa Fe County Commissioner: Santa Fe County Sustainable Growth Management Plan (pdf)
- John Korkosz, Rio Rancho Planning Manager: Implementing the Comprehensive Plan and Updating Antiquated Platting in Rio Rancho (pdf)
- Roger Hedrick, AICP, Dona Ana County Senior Planner:
Regional Planning and Vision 2040 (pdf)
- Sarah Bates, Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, University of Montana: "Show me the water" . . . and Beyond (pdf)
- Katherine Martinez, Director of Government Affairs, Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico: Home Builders Perspective on Linking Land Use and Water (pdf)
Conference sponsor: Utton Center, Institute of Public Law, UNM School of Law