New Mexico! Its climate, vistas, history, diversity & food are truly enchanting. The phrase is even on its license plate. However, it is the most "water-stressed" state in the union, using 80% of its total available supply. But NM is also a water technology leader! Water is essential to health and industry, so I've been meaning to devote a Health Systems Chat in Social VR to it. Join us during the Water Smart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas (the one in Nevada, not New Mexico!) to talk about water! It's a national conference, so no matter where you live: What is water? Why is it essential for life? How can we conserve and more efficiently use it?

Water Smart Innovation Conference & Expo

New Mexico license plate

New Mexico faces extreme water scarcity on par with the United Arab Emirates

“New Mexico Water: What Our Next Leaders Need to Know” Summary Report UNM Water Conference, May 17, 2018

Water: The Science of Nature's Most Important Nutrient

Meltwater research vital to water sustainability

A wellspring of innovation: NMSU researchers test new water conservation practices

Where does Albuquerque’s water come from?

Xeriscaping is the process of landscaping or gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation (Wikipedia)

More than 20 years of water conservation efforts and a massive river water treatment project are paying off for Albuquerque

New Mexico Water Science Center

Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource

New Mexico farmers manage scarce resource with centuries-old irrigation system

Trees on Southern Blvd. unnecessary luxury (letter to editor regarding water conservation)

Check back for lots more educational and entertaining (NM vacation photos!) for more links!

A microwave-sized water harvester pulls all the water you need directly from the air, even in the hot, dry desert, researchers report

Is your tap water safe? Study claims cancer risk even in 'safe' water

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