The land, water, and air that make New Mexico a Land of Enchantment are facing increasing threats due to drought, climate change, and declining environmental quality protections. In this E-short edition from New Mexico 2050, noted environmental journalist Laura Paskus and Adrian Oglesby, a water law and water management expert, demonstrate how, in the face of such challenges, citizens can preserve and enrich New Mexico’s natural resources.
Laura Paskus is an environmental journalist and a correspondent whose work has been widely published. She is the producer of New Mexico In Focus's series "Our Land: New Mexico's Environmental Past, Present, and Future."
Adrian Oglesby, JD, is an attorney and New Mexico water law and water management expert. He has been the managing editor of the U.S.-Mexico LawJournal, the president of the New Mexico Riparian Council, and a member of the board of directors of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District and presently serves as director of the Utton Transboundary Resources Center, University of New Mexico.
Former US Senator Fred Harris is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of New Mexico, where he directs the UNM Fred Harris Congressional Internship Program. He has produced nineteen nonfiction books on public policy, politics, and government, including the coedited Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race, and Poverty in the United States.