Let's Cross Boundaries Together at the
2012 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
Environmental and water resources professionals regularly face the challenges associated with 'crossing boundaries' in our quest for sustainable solutions to quality of life issues. That's because environmental and water resources issues extend across political, geographic, social, and technical discipline boundaries.
Specialized multi-disciplinary technical knowledge to address our issues will be on display at the intellectually and professionally stimulating ASCE-EWRI WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL & WATER RESOURCES CONGRESS 2012. We invite you to participate.
Our venue for 2012 - Albuquerque New Mexico - warrants a special invitation: At the intersection of four geologic provinces, with a rich history of diverse cultures, natural water scarcity, a key international border, and a host of environmental challenges and opportunities, New Mexico is perfectly suited to host a discussion and demonstration
of the importance of crossing boundaries over space and time for sustainable water and environmental management. New Mexico has a long and traceable lineage of innovative and evolving water management approaches, from the early irrigation systems of indigenous peoples, through the acequias developed among early Spanish settlements that continue today, to the San Juan Trans-Mountain Diversion Project that provides Colorado River water to expand the portfolio of water options and reduce the state's dependence on groundwater.
New Mexico's unique position in the history and future of water and environmental management in the southwest runs throughout our Congress theme. Please review our exciting program and join us for our plenary speakers: Patricia Mulroy, providing a regional perspective on water management; Peter Pinot, with his unique and moving
account of the importance of water in native cultures; and Michael Connor (invited), a New Mexico native and the Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, reporting on the Colorado River Basin Study, which involves the seven states that rely on the Colorado for water supply.
Our special sessions with local focus, four technical tours demonstrating the use of Colorado River water through the San Juan Chama Project, and a special panel that will recount for you how water has carved our culture, our landscape, and our future all enhance the outstanding technical sessions and networking opportunities that you value at the EWRI Congress. Please join us in Albuquerque in May 2012.
Udai P. Singh, D.Engr., BCEEM, PMP, M.ASCE