New Mexico’s Water is Under Threat!


But YOU can help save it.

  • County, state and federal administrations are inflicting massive enduring damage to our water supplies through policies that allow for contamination and ill-advised growth.

  • Permitting is being rolled back for industries in New Mexico whose practices are inherently dangerous to water quality.

  • Carcinogenic plumes from federal facilities (Kirtland and Los Alamos) are continuing to seep underground toward our drinking water supplies.

  • Water speculators are increasing pressure to mine and profit from our groundwater.

The New Mexico Environmental Law Center is Rallying Forces!

Faced with these challenges, the Law Center has developed a plan to rally forces to improve New Mexico’s water management and advocate for stronger water quality protections. Through our strategic NMH2O Campaign, the Law Center will boost work on critical water-related cases that are currently underway, prepare for new political opportunities, and research and pursue new policy avenues.

To Achieve Our Goals, the Law Center Is In the Process of Hiring:

  • a senior water attorney who can navigate the specialized field of New Mexico water rights as well as state and federal water quality laws.

  • a law Fellow to assist with casework and policy advocacy.

  • a paralegal who will boost the efficiency of our water casework by providing much-needed support to our attorneys.

Your Support Is Still Needed To Make This Happen!

Many of our members have stepped up to support our NMH2O Campaign and a generous local funder matched these gifts dollar for dollar to get us just over the $100,000 mark. This generosity has allowed us to begin hiring the new staff needed to boost our work on water-related cases.

We still need to raise an additional $40,000 to cover costs for the Fellow and some additional office expenses, so if you haven’t donated yet – or want to give an additional gift – we’d be grateful for your help.

Every bit helps! Recurring monthly gifts are especially helpful to ensure that the Law Center can continue to help protect our state's water quantity and quality for all New Mexico communities for the long term.