Nerd Night #50: Water/Ways

Nerd Night: Water/Ways

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 @ 6:00pm

Water in the Border Region:  Current State  |  Conservation  |  Future Planning

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:


Water is the key to life. However, in the El Paso Border Region water is not only precious, it is scarce. Our unique locality means that water is a shared commodity which poses several challenges for many stakeholders. With an average rainfall of about 8 inches per year, the Paso del Norte watershed receives its water from the Rio Grande and the Hueco, Mesilla, and Jornada aquifers. It irrigates approximately 200,000 acres of farmland and is impacted by the needs of over 2 million people living primarily in the cities of Las Cruces, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Join us for our next Nerd Night as we explore the current state of water in the Border Region, share ways we can be water smart and conserve our water, and discuss plans for future water needs and supply.

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about and visit the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit on display at the Centennial Museum. This exhibit takes a deep look at water (an essential component of life on our planet), which powers the environment’s engine, impacts climate and helps shape and sculpt the landscape.

This is a FREE event open to the El Paso Community thanks to our sponsors!


This special Nerd Night event is proudly supported by

Quantum Consultants and The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Quantum Consultants was founded in 2002 and serves as El Paso’s only full-service engineering, urban planning, and sustainability consulting firm. Quantum Consultants is a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) offering services to both public and private sector clients. Their breadth of projects includes educational facilities design, street and thoroughfare improvement projects, transportation planning, bicycle and trail planning, master planning, comprehensive planning, park improvement projects, site grading and drainage improvements, drainage infrastructure analysis and design, and resident project representation.

The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens was built to celebrate the anniversary of Texas independence, making it the oldest museum in El Paso. Permanent exhibits in the museum focus on the natural and cultural history of the Chihuahuan Desert region, the largest desert in North America, and the ties of friendship that exist between the University and Bhutan can be seen in its surroundings. The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens sponsor such events as lectures/talks, collaborative exhibits with other departments on campus or in El Paso and FloraFEST.


Speakers:

  • Alex Mayer, PhD, Director of UTEP’s Center for Environmental Resource Management
  • Scott Reinert, P.E.,P.G, Water Resource Manager for El Paso Water
  • Alexandra Fashing, Water Conservation Technician for El Paso Water & TecH₂O Water Resources Learning Center
  • Kevin Floyd, PhD, Botanical Curator for the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

WHEN:

March 22, 2022 @ 6pm


WHERE:

Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

The University of Texas at El Paso
610 W. University Ave.
At the corner of University Ave. and Wiggins Rd.



**All Nerd Night events follow current CDC guidelines.  We encourage our Nerd Night guests to keep their distant from others that are not of your party. We appreciate your help in keeping our community safe and healthy. 

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