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NMSUCCESS talk to discuss climate change impacts on NM water resources

  • By Tiffany Acosta
  • 575-646-3929
  • tfrank@nmsu.edu
  • Mar 11, 2022
Head and shoulders of a man.
Head and shoulders of a woman.

The New Mexico State University Climate Change Education Seminar Series, or NMSUCCESS, continues its 2022 spring presentations with a conversation on global warming’s impact on New Mexico’s water resources, and how the state can respond to the predicted challenges.

“Climate Change in New Mexico over the Next 50 Years: Impacts on Water Resources” will be held on Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. To register for the NMSUCCESS virtual event, visit https://bit.ly/Climate_Water_NM.  

State geologist Nelia Dunbar, director of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and hydrologist Rolf Schmidt-Peterson, director of the Interstate Stream Commission, will be co-leaders of the talk.

Dunbar and Schmidt-Peterson have been heavily involved in developing the state’s 50-year water plan. Dave DuBois, state climatologist and plant and environmental sciences college associate professor at NMSU, will host the talk. He also is a key member of the team developing the plan.

Launched in 2018, NMSUCCESS is an interdisciplinary series that brings a range of experts to NMSU and Las Cruces to promote informed discussion of the causes and consequences of climate change.