The Rio Grande Research Collaborative is dedicated to exploring the social-ecological research questions associated with the Rio Grande Water Fund and its approach, along with other ongoing activities in the watershed. 

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It is a unique opportunity for The University of New Mexico to develop an ongoing, transdisciplinary research collaborative involving UNM faculty, students at all levels of education, as well as community members and stakeholders in the watershed.

This fall the research collaborative is hosting a webinar series, open to those who are experts in water sustainability or just interested in the topic. The series will feature guest speakers and will begin exploring the specific issues involved in the Rio Grande watershed and trandisciplinarity.

The virtual seminar sessions are every other Wednesday, from 1 to 2 p.m. Click here to register

The series is sponsored by the UNM Sustainability Studies Program, Interdisciplinary Science Cooperative, R.H. Mallory Center for Community Geography, Resilience Institute, Center for Water and the Environment, and Water Resources Program.

For more information contact Irene Gray.

Seminar schedule:

Sept. 9 
Welcome and Introductions 
Rio Grande Research Collaborative Overview 
Facilitator: Melinda Morgan 
UNM Sustainability Studies 

Sept. 23 
Introduction to the Rio Grande Watershed 
Speaker: Dagmar Llewellyn 
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 

Oct. 7 
Rio Grande Water Fund: New Paradigm for Watersheds 
Speaker: Collin Haffey 
The Nature Conservancy 

Oct. 21 
Intro to Transdisciplinarity, Part I 
Facilitator: Melinda Morgan 
UNM Sustainability Studies 

Nov. 4 
Intro to Transdisciplinarity, Part II 
Facilitator: Melinda Morgan 
UNM Sustainability Studies 

Nov. 18 
National Science Foundation Convergent Research Design 
Speaker: TBA 

Dec. 2 
Developing a Rio Grande Research Collaborative 
Facilitator: Barbara Cosens 
Univ. of Idaho