The Land and Water Summit
was created in 1986 by the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico. Developed to bring together design professionals, construction and management companies, agencies, farmers, artists, teachers, hydrologists, ranchers, climatologists, wildlife advocates, homeowners, and policymakers to find sustainable ways to protect and share our state’s water and natural resources. The event is hosted by Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation District, which has hosted the event since 2021.

Our host, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District is a political subdivision of the state of New Mexico. Ciudad SWCD promotes the conservation, improvement, and responsible use of the natural resources on the rural and urban lands within its boundaries, including:

Control and prevention of soil erosion; prevention of sediment and floodwater damage; furthering the conservation, development, beneficial application, and proper disposal of water; promoting the use of impounded water for recreation, propagation of fish and wildlife, irrigation, and for urban and industrial needs; and, by the application of those measures, conserving and developing the natural resources of the state, providing for flood control, preserving wildlife, protecting the tax base, and promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the people of New Mexico.

We are dedicated to attracting leaders in innovative scientific and engineering research and application, water conservation design and practices, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and low-impact development (LID), and integrating traditional ecological knowledge. Our primary goal is to serve as a resource and provide education about land and water conservation and best practices for improving and protecting regional ecosystems.

  • Steve Glass, ChairCiudad Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Astrid Mooney, Treasurer Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Megan Marsee, Vice Chair Bernalillo County
  • Erin Blaz • Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Kali Bronson Bernalillo County
  • Patrick Chavez Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority
  • Andy EdmundsonSouthern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority
  • Sarah Ganley • Bohannan Huston
  • David Gatterman • Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority
  • Jaren Peplinski Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Richard Perce Groundwork Studio
  • George Radnovich Sites Southwest
  • Jeffrey Thornton
  • Phyllis Baker, Consultant Baker Creative