Building Tribal Capacity with Water Research
Partnerships Workshop and Survey
by Mark Sheely, NM WRRI Program Coordinator
The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute invites tribal leaders and water resource personnel, water researchers, and students—both tribal and non-tribal affiliated—to participate in the Building Tribal Capacity with Water Research Partnerships workshop on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
The workshop is for participants to further understand pressing tribal water issues and help to foster future research collaborations that will help build the capacity of tribes, nations, and pueblos within New Mexico.
Morning presentation topics include:
• Examples of research that has addressed tribal water needs
• Effective communication and engagement with tribes, pueblos and nations
• Best practices for building partnerships and conducting water research
Afternoon breakout sessions will explore further tribal water needs and possible areas of water research collaboration. Anticipated breakout session topics include:
• Universal Access to Clean Water
• Environmental Justice
• Climate Change Impacts on Water
• Research to Inform Tribal Water Rights
View a preliminary program here.
To help us learn more about water resource needs of the nations, tribes, and pueblos in New Mexico, as well as the level of collaboration between tribal entities and non-tribal research entities, we ask that you fill out one of two short surveys below. These surveys are strictly for the development of this workshop program, and will not be used for outside research purposes.
By completing the survey and providing follow-up contact information, you will be entered in a prize giveaway drawing that will take place during the workshop, and include NM WRRI stainless steel water bottles as well as a pair of sterling silver dime bead earrings donated by workshop planning members.
Survey link for tribal-affiliated participants: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2RJX52M
Survey link for non-tribal affiliated participants: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLNZJ3P
You can also register for this free workshop by clicking the button below.
Thank you and we hope to see you at this event.