Shortage Sharing Pilot Listening Session

With the current water situation in the state, many community members are interested in learning more about shortage-sharing agreements, but there has not been a venue to bring the various communities together to sit down and share stories about these water agreements.  

The Utton Center received a grant from the Thornburg Foundation to convene an event that brings together individuals to discuss why, where, and how New Mexico communities have developed effective water-sharing agreements.  

This pilot listening session will be a basis for learning about the legal background and history of water-sharing agreements in New Mexico. The goal is to share ideas of what works and what doesn't work and to produce a report of the findings from this event and potentially provide a template for shortage-sharing agreements. If successful, this event could be replicated for future listening sessions around the state to develop additional technical support materials and new water-sharing agreements for priority river basins and communities.

Date & Location

August 19th and 20th, 2022
Sagebrush Inn & Suites, Taos NM

Conference Materials