Albuquerque Wins “World Leadership Award” for Water Conservation

This Wednesday, my home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico won the prestigious “World Leadership Award” for water conservation efforts at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The international award goes to cities that show creativity and dedication when dealing with difficult and challenging situations. Albuquerque faces water shortages due to its desert surroundings, droughts, and limited groundwater and surface water sources. For several years locals and even some politicians have been taking more responsibility for the city’s water use.

The award is hosted by the World Leadership Forum, which recognizes leadership in education, the arts and sciences, and communications.

Now, if we could just stop that urban sprawl, maybe we’ll win the award again in ten years!

Lance December 7, 2006 at 10:09 am

It’s true!

Last time I went there, they made me pee in a bucket so I wouldn’t waste any water flushing.

Plus, no one would give me anything to drink. I had to drive to Santa Fe for a cup of water.

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