Annual New Mexico Water Conferences
NM WRRI has been hosting an annual water conference for over half a century. The conference is held each fall rotating to different cities throughout the state. The two-day meeting provides a public forum for the discussion of important and often critical state water issues. The Water Conference Advisory Committee includes water experts from various entities around the state and meets annually to recommend a theme, topics, and speakers for the upcoming conference. Each year a comprehensive conference proceedings is produced.
Annual New Mexico Water Research Symposium
The annual technical research symposium attracted about 200 water experts from around the state to discuss their latest research and technological developments relevant to water resources. Brief presentations were made and posters displayed at the one-day event in late summer. The symposium, held since 2002, brought together researchers from academia, the national laboratories, state and federal agencies, private firms, and students from throughout the Southwest. The Symposium Planning Committee suggested a theme and reviewed abstracts submitted for oral and poster presentations. In 2006, a student presentation and paper competition was held and winning students received recognition and a cash prize.
In 2010, the NM WRRI elected to merge the annual symposium with the annual water conference resulting in a better attended conference with more exposure to student and non-student posters previous presented at the symposiums.