Water Resources Field Methods Reports



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This course is the required capstone seminar for Master of Water Resources (MWR) graduate students in the Water Resources Program at the University of New Mexico. Drs. Michael E. Campana (hydrology), Paul Matthews (water law and policy), and David Brookshire (environmental economics) were the instructors. The class focused on three contemporary issues within the Rio Grande basin: 1) arsenic in the waters of the basin, including both the conflict between the City of Albuquerque and Isleta Pueblo over arsenic in the Rio Grande and the impending change in drinking water standards for arsenic; 2) the hydrologic impacts and fire management aspects of the restoration of the ponderosa pine forest in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; and 3) the economic and environmental impacts of preserving the silvery minnow, an endangered species living in the Rio Grande.



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Water resources development--Environmental aspects--New Mexico--Case studies., Water resources development--Environmental aspect--Rio Grande Watershed--Case studies., Water--Pollution--New Mexico--Case studies., Water--Pollution--Rio Grande--Case studies., Sustainable development--Environmental aspects--New Mexico--Case studies., Water-supply--Environmental aspects--New Mexico--Case studies., Arsenic--Environmental aspects--Rio Grande., Watershed management--Environmental aspects--Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Colo. and N.M.), Hybognathus.


The chapters of this report represent the work of students who took Water Resources 573, Interdisciplinary Water Resources III, during summer 1999.

Policy conflicts and sustainable water resources development in New Mexico's Rio Grande Basin