Water Matters!

Water Matters! is prepared for the New Mexico Legislature, students, policymakers, and the citizens of the state to provide authoritative and independent information on New Mexico water issues.. Themes include New Mexico water legislation, water administration, water rights adjudication, water quality and water planning.

Water Matters! (entire PDF document )


Each year we provide a portrait of a New Mexico legislator who has been active in this field. The first edition of Water Matters! was distributed to all legislators in January 2007. This edition highlighted the contributions of Joe Stell, who retired after 20 years in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Joe Stell - 2007 ( PDF document )

Carlos Cisneros - 2008 ( PDF document )

Andy Nuñez - 2009 ( PDF document )

Phil Griego - 2010 ( PDF document )

Mimi Stewart - 2011 ( PDF document )

James Roger Madalena - 2012 ( PDF document )

Brian Egolf - 2013 ( PDF document )

Frank Titus - 2014 ( PDF document )

The Utton Center will continue to update the articles each year and add to the compilation, so that Water Matters! will always be an up-to-date "encyclopedia" of New Mexico water legislation.