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2008-05-14 Water Workshop Phoenix - Photos

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Hildebrando Ramos, the Director of hydro-agricultural infrastructure at the State of Sonora Water Commission
Hildebrando Ramos, the Director of hydro-agricultural infrastructure at the State of Sonora Water Commission’s, describes the water and wastewater utility operations for the state of Sonora’s largest city and capital, Hermosillo. José Sergio Pablos, Director of the city of Cajeme
José Sergio Pablos, Director of the city of Cajeme’s water and wastewater utility, describes infrastructure and resource management at the municipal level.
Cochairs of the AMC/CSA Water Committee
Cochairs of the AMC/CSA Water Committee preside as Sonora’s top water managers described how water resources are managed throughout the state.  Presenters described the challenges, resources and regulatory structure. 
The Water Committee organized a pair of Arizona and Sonora workshops
The Water Committee organized a pair of Arizona and Sonora workshops (March and May of 2008) to facilitate a broader and deeper understanding of the issues and opportunities for Arizona-Sonora collaboration on water management.  At this Phoenix event, the top water managers from Sonora travelled to Phoenix to help inform Arizona’s water professionals.
Roberto Salmón, from Mexico’s National Water Commission
Roberto Salmón, from Mexico’s National Water Commission (CNA), serves as Director General of the Northwest Region and is the federal agency’s most senior representative in the State of Sonora.  Here he describes the regulatory structure and the role of Basinwide Management entities.
The first workshop, which was designed to inform Sonoran water managers of Arizona’s resources
The first workshop, which was designed to inform Sonoran water managers of Arizona’s resources, regulatory structure and issues, was held in Hermosillo, Sonora on March 10, 2008.  These technical exchanges have helped foster the mutual understanding that is necessary for future state-to-state collaborations.
Alejandro Elias Calles, the Secretary or Minister of Sonora’s Secretariat for Agriculture, Livestock, Water Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Alejandro Elias Calles, the Secretary or Minister of Sonora’s Secretariat for Agriculture, Livestock, Water Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture (SAGARHPA), delivered a very thorough presentation regarding the characteristics and technological status of Sonora’s Irrigation Districts.
Rodrigo Gonzalez, with the Sonoran Institute for Technology (ITSON)
Rodrigo Gonzalez, with the Sonoran Institute for Technology (ITSON), summarized activities and plans for desalination throughout Sonora.
The workshop drew 60 participants from Arizona and Sonora and included representatives from local, state and federal government
The workshop drew 60 participants from Arizona and Sonora and included representatives from local, state and federal government as well as academia and non-governmental organizations.  Seated in the foreground right is Joaquín Murrieta from the Sonoran Institute.

Simultaneous translation services, provided here by Rosa Maria Boadella (on the left), and ADWR’s administrative personnel (Michelle Moreno and Christina Lopez) help to address communication and information technology support needs.  Bilingual translation services are available at AMC/CSA Water Committee events thanks to the support of the Committee’s sponsors.