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NMSUCCESS talk to discuss climate change impacts on NM water resources

  • By Tiffany Acosta
  • 575-646-3929
  • Mar 11, 2022
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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  

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.