New Mexico’s Water is Under Threat!


But YOU can help save it. (And until the end of the year, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar for even greater impact!)

  • 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 Needs to Fortify Its Resources By 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 water fellow, recently graduated from law school, who will 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.

  • a community organizer to provide community education geared toward bringing communities and stakeholders together to effectively align current and potential partners’ interests and resources.

We Need Your Support To Make This Happen!

The Law Center needs financial support from individuals who want to protect New Mexico’s water. 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.

Donate now and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar*
(up to $50,000) by a local foundation!


* Donations to the Water Campaign must be made by December 31st to qualify for the match.