Upcoming Events


Annual Meeting | December 13 - 14, 2023 | Albuquerque, NM

The NM Produced Water Research Consortium will host an in-person annual meeting on December 13 - 14, 2023 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. 


Past Events


N4WPP Water Symposium | November 3, 2023 | UNM Gallup Campus 

Ya'at'eeh high school students are invited to attend the N4WPP - Navajo Technical University-NM Tech Najavjo Nation Water Purification Project- Water Symposium on November 3, 2023. N4WPP aims to train students in the water sciences and in the technical aspects of water filtration at sites on the Navajo Nation using technology developed at NMT in participation with Pesco. 

Potential sponsors, please visit: advancement.nmt.edu/donate

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The Annual Meeting of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) | October 8 - 10 | Santa Fe, NM 

For details and registration, Link here: https://www.nmoga.org/2023_annual_meeting#schedule

8th Annual Produced Water Permian Basin Summit 2023 

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Western Tribal Carbon Management Strategies Forum | October 3 - 5 | Santa Fe, NM

New MexicoThe US Energy Association and the United States Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management cordially invite you to participate in the third iteration of Western Tribal Carbon Management Strategies Forum. 

A draft agenda is here: https://usea.org/sites/default/files/event-/WTCMSF%20Draft%20Agenda.pdf

For registration details, visit: https://usea.org/event/western-tribal-carbon-management-strategies-forum


Permian Energy Dialogues | September 19 - 20, 2023 | Santa Fe, NM

The Permian Energy Dialogues is a two-day Permian Basin energy forum covering a range of high-level, crucial issues related to the Permian Basin, including production challenges and opportunities, infrastructure requirements, technology innovation, regulatory landscape, emissions reduction efforts, M&A, and talent management.

For a copy of an agenda and registration details, please visit: https://energy-dialogues.com/ped/

2023 Annual Forum for Ground Water Protection Council 

Join us for the 2023 Annual Forum in beautiful Tampa, Florida, Sept. 12 – 14 for an engaging conference and celebration of an important milestone for the GWPC.

For 40 years the GWPC has worked with our member states to ensure the protection and conservation of groundwater resources for all beneficial uses. This special 40th anniversary conference brings together the best and brightest in the field to discuss the latest research, innovations, and advancements in groundwater science, regulation and management.


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NM Produced Water Research Consortium Mid-Year Review | June 20 - 21, 2023 | Virtual

The NM Produced Water Research Consortium will host a virtual mid-year review on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20 and 22, 2023.  These will be all-day webinars.  They will be recorded and posted on the Consortium website for those unable to participate in a session on either day.


The information that will be presented will include:

  • Summary and highlights of current efforts, progress, and accomplishments of our six Technical Working Groups;
  • Discussion of proposed efforts through the remainder of 2023 and into 2024,
  • Highlights of major produced water treatment technology testing and evaluation efforts, 
  • Presentation of results of Consortium supported research with the US EPA and industry on the toxicity and risk analysis of treated produced water, 
  • Provide tutorials of how to use the Consortium web site to: find general background information on produced water, access current data on produced water production by location, identify how to download and review produced water research data and associated reports, and
  • Opportunities to participate in upcoming public outreach meetings and seminars.


SPE Workshop: Full Life Cycle Management of Produced Water | May 23 - 24 | Galveston, Texas

Produced water, typically viewed as a waste stream, accounts for the largest volume byproduct associated with oil and gas production. Management of produced water is particularly challenging as the quality and quantity of produced water varies with geography, time, and site-specific factors. An effective full life cycle management program of produced water that improves operational efficiency, optimizes cost, and maximizes it as a resource is critical for the success of upstream development.


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Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference | February 28 - March 3 | Midland, TX

The Permian Basin Water In Energy Conference facilitates collaboration and innovative strategy development for the improved use, recovery, and recycling of water in the oil industry.  The PBWIEC is a program of The University of Texas Permian Basin and housed at the University’s Shepperd Leadership Institute, allowing students at UT Permian Basin to directly benefit from the conference proceeds.


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Produced Water Society Annual Seminar 2023 | February 7 - 9 | Houston, TX


The Produced Water Society Annual Seminar is the longest-standing and most highly regarded technical conference serving the produced water management sector. The Houston-based event covers conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operations and will feature technical presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, networking opportunities and exhibition booths. Produced water experts with global experience will discuss the existing solutions, technological innovations and produced water management best practices to ensure sustainable O&G production. 


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2022 Annual Meeting | December 6 - 7 | Las Cruces, NM

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New Mexico Desal Association Workshop | October 20 | Albuquerque, NM

“New Water for New Mexico” October 20th This workshop will focus on the opportunities surrounding the use of unconventional water resources. Exactly what resources are available for use, what treatment options exist, distribution of the resources, and economics will all be covered. Unconventional water resources include brackish ground and surface waters, and recycled industrial and manufacturing wastewater. The event will also provide information on “closed loop” systems.
The event, which includes lunch, will be held at the Sandia Resort & Casino at 30 Rainbow Road in Albuquerque. The cost to attend will be $55 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are not available on the day of the event.

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Produced Water Reuse Conference | September 27 - 28 | Houston, TX

It will address the industry’s pressing questions on regulatory changes on the horizon for SWD disposal, as well as evaluate solutions for the industry and regulators to work on tackling seismicity and reuse. David Feather, Permitting Section Chief, New Mexico Environment Dept will address questions in New Mexico and examine forthcoming regulations on emissions impacting water storage ponds, tanks & facilities. NMPWRC management will be involved in three separate sessions.

NMPWRC Members are being provided a 25% discount with discount code NMPWRC25 when they register. 

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BGNDRF WIN Conference | September 21 and 22 | Alamogordo, NM

The Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility’s 5th Annual Water Innovations and Networking (WIN) Workshop is just a month away! There is a great list of speakers for the WIN Workshop. There are a few opportunities left for 3-Minute Pitches. If you have an idea to share, be sure to register to get on the agenda by 8/31/2022!

Registration and attendance is free . As you start to make your travel plans, you can register for the WIN Workshop on Eventbrite below.

WIN Workshop Eventbrite Registration

NMPWRC will be there and GC Technologies will be providing a lab-scale demonstration of their produced water pre-treatment technology for BOR. If you are interested in future testing at BGNDRF, or in making contacts, this is a great event to attend.



Produced Water Society Permian Basin Forum | August 15-17 | Midland, TX


This annual PWS Permian Basin event brings together speakers to discuss the produced water issues faced by operators, water midstream companies, and water services providers in the Permian.  Produced water experts will discuss solutions and technology innovations to support better-produced water management best practices to assure sustainable business operations and safeguard the environment and freshwater resources.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract, the deadline is Friday, June 10. Click on the registration button above for more information. 


Ground Water Protection Council Annual Forum | June 21-23 | Salt Lake City, UT

There will be a forum track on produced water at the GWPC annual forum that might be of interest to Consortium members.  Deborah Dixon of the Consortium will be one of the presenters.  Our Consortium is working closely with the GWPC, who with EPA and industry created the first produced water research roadmap in 2018. 


I-West Workshop on Energy Water | June 14, 2022

A new group essentially addressing water and energy issues in the Inter Mountain West has scheduled a half-day workshop on energy transition and water needs in western states.  Many of the discussions will be around produced water and non-traditional water use to support energy transitions, including hydrogen.  The Consortium gave a presentations to this group on energy and water issues in the west in May, and especially New Mexico efforts on produced water and applications to energy applications like hydrogen.  We will be presenting a condensed version of that presentation at the workshop.

Consortium members might be interested in discussions of efforts in these areas by other western states.