Upcoming Events and Announcements
Join the TGR team at the Green Action Global Connection Zone
on Monday, December 12 at 9:00 AM Mountain Time (
here is a time converter)!
Green Action Global Connection Zone Event Being Held: Dec 11-12, 2022
The Green Action Global Connection Zone (online) will connect NGOs, activists and institutions working on the ground in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania to protect our biodiversity. The online zone is a part of the CEPA Fair and a side event to the official COP15 Biodiversity conference taking place in Montreal from December 7-19. 

The event will feature Indigenous ecological knowledge, stewardship and management, with Indigenous participation from around the world. The intention is to have broad
land-based learnings shared with participants and attendees. 

There will also be opportunities for interactive, hands-on activities, such as those offered by
Biodiversity and Climate Fresks, to introduce a powerful and innovative way to learn more about the complex implications of biological diversity and climate change. Participants interested in networking with like-minded groups around the world, with the goal of working together to hold governments accountable to the objectives set at COP15, as well as pursuing our own biodiversity goals potentially set on this forum are encouraged to attend.  

The event is co-organized by Climate Action Works/Peace Innovation Institute and the Global Greens. Associate co-organizers include MasseCritique, Ohneganos, the McGill Environment Student Societyand other NGOs.
Register here

Welcome Ana Cristina Garcia-Vasquez to the TGR Network!

The TGR team is proud to present our volunteer-focused spotlight article, which places emphasis on an extraordinary volunteer and their efforts in supporting the TGR network and its outreach.

Join the 
TGRR Slack Channel to connect with Ana to discuss water quality, groundwater recharge, and collaboration opportunities!
Ana Cristina Garcia-Vasquez is a PhD Student in the Water Management program at New Mexico State University (NMSU) and a Graduate Research Assistant at the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NM WRRI). Prior to joining NM WRRI, Ana worked as a Water Quality Office Manager for the International Border Water Commission on the Mexican side, and as an engineer at the Advanced Materials Research Center (CIMAV) in Chihuahua, Mexico. She also taught Chemistry, Environmental Engineering and Fluid Mechanics at the Technological Institute of Ciudad Juárez (ITCJ) and the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez (UACJ).

Ana's research focuses on the transboundary area between the United States and Mexico, specifically Las Cruces, New Mexico; El Paso, TX; and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Ana measures isotopes at Mesilla/ Conejos Médanos on the Mexican side to understand the residence time and age of the water. This study helps to understand the origin of the water in this transboundary area. Her work centers on transboundary groundwater recharge estimates from binational collaborations, and how to better manage water resources as part of the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP).

For the TGR Network of Networks (NoN), Ana works with a colleague at NM WRRI to create a Spanish version of the TGR NoN Member Survey that TGR aims to launch by December 31st, 2022.

If you are interested in translating the NoN survey to another language, please contact Christine Tang (CT) (
"Being able to connect with other researchers to find out what they are doing and what we could do in future collaborations, as well as promoting multidisciplinary and transboundary work in waters, is my primary motivation for joining TGR." - Ana Cristina Garcia-Vasquez
To view Ana's most recent publications, and read more about her research,
please click the links below:
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Current Project: Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP) Current Project: Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP)
Ana's Most Recent Publications:
Garcia-Vasquez, A. C., Mokari, E., Samani, Z., & Fernald, A. (2022). Using UAV-thermal imaging to calculate crop water use and irrigation efficiency in a flood-irrigated pecan orchard. Agricultural Water Management, 272.

Garcia-Vasquez, A. C., Granados-Olivas, A., Samani, Z., & Fernald, A. (2022). Investigation of the Origin of Hueco Bolson and Mesilla Basin Aquifers (US and Mexico) with Isotopic Data Analysis. Water, 14(4), 526.

Robertson, A.J.; Matherne, A.-M.; Pepin, J.D.; Ritchie, A.B.; Sweetkind, D.S.; Teeple, A.P.; Granados-Olivas, A.; García-Vásquez, A.C.; Carroll, K.C.; Fuchs, E.H.; et al. (2022). Mesilla/Conejos-Médanos Basin: US-Mexico Transboundary Water Resources. Water, 14(2), 134.
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TGR Panel Series Happening in February

TGR will host the TGR Panel Series on Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Mountain Time (here is a time converter). There will be two panels showcased at this event. One of the panels will be "Demystifying Data to Enable Community Action for Transboundary Groundwater Resilience," and the second panel will provide career development advice for students and early career researchers and professionals.
Register here
TGR Research Featured in Joint Publication - Climate Resilient Water Resources Management: Driving the Conversation Forward
The Water and Climate Coalition launched a joint members’ publication to showcase climate-resilient water resources management actions in the lead-up to COP27 and the UN 2023 Water Conference. TGR contributed the Climate Resilient Transboundary Water Management: Data-Driven, Internationally Shared, and Community-Accessible Modelling of Coupled Human and Natural Systems article to the publication.
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In Case you Missed it:
TGR Seminar Series: Frédéric Guarino Presentation
Frédéric Guarino, who is an organizer of the Green Action Global Connection Zone, presented in October for theTGR Seminar Series. Frédéric presented on current water issues around the world and then facilitated a discussion in which participants shared historical and personal stories on how they or others have managed water resources.
View presentation
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