Let's Talk New Mexico 8/11 8a: The Navajo community of To'Hajiilee faces severe water shortages and has worked with Bernalillo County to find a way to pipe in water from Albuquerque. But a land development company stands in the way. On this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we'll discuss the To'Hajiilee water crisis, plus the aftereffects of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill and this year’s dramatic increase in water use in New Mexico's largest city.
And we want to hear from you. Have you been hit hard by the drought that is affecting our state? Is your community taking steps to conserve water? What should policymakers be doing to ensure access to clean water for everyone? Tag us on Twitter with #LetsTalkNM, email LetsTalk@kunm.org, or call in live during the show at 277-5866.
- Mark Begay, Chapter President of To'Hajiilee
- Debbie O'Malley, Bernalillo County Commission, District 1
- Brandon Francis, Researcher, New Mexico State University
- Trini King, Manager of Shiprock Farmers' Market
- Carlos Bustos, Water Conservation Manager, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
- To'Hajiilee, county call for action on water pipeline (Navajo Times, 8/10/20)
- Water crisis hits Navajo community amid looming COVID-19 fears (NM In Depth, 4/13/20)