Land&Water Summit 2014:

  • Drought as an Opportunity for Change


    The Xeriscape Council of New Mexico is proud to present the annual Land&Water Summit for 2014, Drought as an Opportunity for Change. Water is life.  Over the past several years, drought has dominated over all of our lives.  The demands on our limited and decreasing water resources are stressed yet new demands are continuously being added. This year, the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico strives to find both traditional and non-traditional speakers that generate positive change during a water crisis through storm water mitigation, water harvesting and low impact design principles.  Let’s use the drought as an opportunity to assist our attendees in promoting both creative solutions and innovations in the field.


    Key Note Speaker:


    Cynthia_BarnettAn award winning journalist, Cynthia Barnett, is the key note speaker for this year’s Land&Water Summit. Ms. Barnett is a long-time journalist who has reported on freshwater issues from the Suwannee River to Singapore. Author of the books Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S. and Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis ,she is now working on a human and natural history of RAIN.

    Ms. Barnett has worked for newspapers and magazines for 25 years. Her numerous journalism awards include a national Sigma Delta Chi prize for investigative magazine reporting and eight Green Eyeshades, which recognize outstanding journalism in 11 southeastern states. To read more about Ms. Barnett, visit her website at


  • Register By Mail


    Payment by check or money order or purchase order documentation should be sent to:

    Xeriscape Council of New Mexico
    PO Box 6186
    Albuquerque, NM 87197-6186

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