New Mexico

In April 2019, New Mexico passed the Water Data Act,

the second state in the country to enact a policy that directs integration and access to water data.

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New Mexico Water Data Act

New Mexico agencies, led by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) developed the New Mexico Water Data Service. This was achieved in partnership with four other state agencies: the New Mexico Stream Commission (ISC), the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer (OSE), the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), and the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD).

The New Mexico Water Data Service provides users with access to water data, tools, and information of many types from New Mexico, including water quality, water quantity, and water use.

Reports and Activities

NM Water Data Initiative Activity

NMWDI Report

NM Workshop Summary Graphic

“In a large, semi-arid state with a small population, facing numerous critical water issues, partnership with the Internet of Water has been invaluable. The IoW team has been our primary reference for numerous questions, helping to inform our decisions and develop the overall vision of open, accessible, and interoperable data.”

Stacy Timmons

Associate Director, Hydrogeology Programs, New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resourcs