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Water Rally at the Legislature

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Water Rally at the Legislature

Think Water - Act Now!
The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates (MRGWA) and allies will rally outside the State Capitol on Thursday January 26, between 11AM and 1PM. Join us to make some noise and draw attention to the long-overdue need for the Legislature and Governor to act and make essential decisions to protect New Mexico’s water future.
MRGWA and its allies are focused on encouraging legislators to work for us–the people– to pass important water legislation, and fund New Mexico’s water management agencies. The legislature and our Governor must increase our water agencies capacity to do the jobs they already have and address new challenges.
The Regional Water Resilience Planning Act is transformative legislation to replace the outdated 1987 water planning statute. The bill implements a unanimous recommendation of the State Engineer’s 2022 Water Policy and Infrastructure Task Force–to prepare science-based regional water resilience plans, focused on equity, to ensure current generations manage our water so future generations of New Mexicans can sustain their lives.
The Governor’s proposed budget includes substantial funds for water management and projects. That’s great! However, the Governor’s budget all but ignores the fact that our state water agencies do not have the capacity to productively spend it. We must persuade the Legislature to increase the ability to hire and retain expertise in our water agencies to proactively protect our water.
Please join the Water Rally with MRGWA and allies Valencia Water Watchers, 350 New Mexico, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, Amigos Bravos, Contra Santolina Working Group, CESSOS, NM Climate Justice and many other friends to demand our decision-makers pay attention to water. For additional information please contact Marcia Fernandez at 505-235-6511.

New Mexico State Capitol
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM on Thu, 26 Jan 2023

Event Supported By

Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates
New Mexico State Capitol
490 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501