Water Resources Board

Overview

The Water Resources Board (WRB) was established in 1998 by the MRCOG Board of Directors as a multi-governmental forum to coordinate water programs, conduct regional water planning, and to help resolve water management problems at local, regional, and state government levels.

The board serves as an advisory body to the MRCOG Board of Directors on water resource issues. In 2006, membership of the board was expanded to include the governments and various organizations involved in the development of the Estancia Basin Regional Water Plan. The WRB Bylaws were extensively revised, and WRB members are continually working to maintain a water planning partnership representing the Estancia Basin and Middle Rio Grande Water Planning Regions. These two regions have much to gain by working together on water policy issues and common problems of diminishing water resources, water quality protection, and improving water infrastructure.

Involvement

The WRB is significantly involved in providing guidance and support for local water planning efforts to ensure continuity and cooperation in a region of shared resources. The potential for consolidation or collaboration of area-wide water systems is another priority within the water planning regions. Other activities of the WRB include assistance to local governments and water organizations in developing water conservation programs, emergency water shortage plans, and water infrastructure programming.

WRB Seeking Input on Draft Oil and Gas Guidance

The Board of Directors of the Mid Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) Resolution R-18-04 directed the Water Resources Board (WRB) to develop a scope of work related to oil and gas development in the region and to seek input and participation of key stakeholders when deemed appropriate.

The WRB convened a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to research oil and gas development issues and to develop guidance for MRCOG member governments. Input on the oil and gas development of the region and the draft guidance may be submitted to the TAG by:

  1. Submit in writing via email to wrbtechnicaladvisorygroup@mrcog-nm.gov of no more than 5 pages issues of concern on the oil and gas development of the region. Please include “Concerns” in the subject line.
  2. Submit written comments to wrbtechnicaladvisorygroup@mrcog-nm.gov of no more than 5 pages of the draft guidance. Please include “Comments” in the subject line.

The TAG will review each submitted input and will request additional information if necessary.

Technical Advisory Group 

  • Steve Glass, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Bruce Thomson, AMAFCA
  • Ken Ziegler, City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department
  • Charles Barber, City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department
  • Dan McGregor, Bernalillo County Public Works, Natural Resource Services
  • Jack Torres, Town of Bernalillo
  • Sandra Gaiser, Mid-Region Council of Governments

Download Draft Oil and Gas Guidance