DR. WILLIAM M. TURNER, RPG
January 25, 2017
Date of Birth: November 21, 1939
Place of Birth: Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Married: 50 years to Regina Aronson on August 26, 2016
Regina has a long history of community leadership in organizing and implementing conferences, workshops and international exhibits throughout New Mexico and in the Middle East from 1980 to the present. Beginning in 1995 she brought the Anne Frank In The World Exhibit to New Mexico three separate occasions . The Exhibit was visited by more than 250,000 New Mexicans, visitors from many other states and visitors from around the world. She is the recipient of numerous community and national awards including the prestigious Albuquerque Human Rights Bridge Award, the United Nations Association of Albuquerque Award, the Anti-Defamation League Education Award, the Albuquerque HERO Award and the NMCTE Friends of English Education Award. Regina was a 2006 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Annual Outstanding New Mexico Women’s Award and a 2010 awardee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Albuquerque for her humanitarian work. Regina brought the Rachel's Challenge Exhibit to a number of Albuquerque Schools in January, 2011. In April, 2012, she organized the very successful Yom Ha Shoah (Day of Remembrance) program in Albuquerque. In April, 2013, Regina received the prestigious 2013 Community Service Award from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.. She has led three trips to Poland for the Model International Criminal Court (MICC) proceedings for High School upperclassmen for the Berlin Initiative funded by the German Government. On March 23, 2016 she led a group of 11 New Mexico high school students on an educational visit to Cuba. In November 2016 she again will lead another group of New Mexico students on the MICC program to Poland. She is presently working with New Mexico High Schools to present the international acclaimed CHOICES Exhibit.
Children: Douglas Turner, President and Partner
Agenda-Global (formerly D.W. Turner & Associates,) National and International Public Relations, Political Consultants, Communications Consultants) with contracts throughout the United States and for NATO in Eastern Europe and the OECD in Central Africa. Daughter in Law, Mala Htun is Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico and a Guggenheim Fellow.
400 Gold Avenue, SW, 12th Floor
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
2015 - One of twenty awardees of the 2015 Top Businessmen in New Mexico Award, Chairman of the New Mexico Coalition of Charter Schools and Member of the Board of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG). Dr. L. David Turner
Emergency Room Physician
Peyson General Hospital
Adam S. Turner, Screenwriter and Director, Petroleum Landman, Political Consultant, Associate Professor Film Arts, University of New Mexico.
Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ph.D. Geology-Hydrology, 1971, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Dissertation (Unpublished): The Geology of the Polis-Kathikas Area, Cyprus, 450pp plus maps and appendices. First elucidation of Mediterranean Messinian desiccation and evaporite development and the first elucidation of ocean floor massive sulphide metalogenesis. Mapped greenstone copper sulphide and gold deposits. Mapped Tethyian oceanic crust and basic intrusions and subduction zone serpentinites First elucidation of the Cyprian Gravity Nappe and serpentinization of ultrabasic dunnites, harzburgites, and norites at the base of the nappe and related metamorphic rocks. Copies in U.S. Geological Survey Library, Reston Virginia; Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK; Cyprus Geological Survey Department, Nicosia, Cyprus and at (http://www.waterbank.com/FTP/)
M.S. Geology-Geochemistry, 1965, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Thesis: Heavy Mineral Distribution in the Sandy Spring and Kensington 7-1/2 Minute Quadrangles, Maryland, 50p. plus maps and appendices.
B.S. Geology, 1961, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
Northport High School, Northport, Long Island, New York. June 23, 1957
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - B.S. Geology - 6/9/61|
|Introduction to Engineering & Science - B|
Chemistry 1 - B
Engineering Drawing - C
Calculus 1 - C
Physical Education - S
Physics 1 - C
Air Sciences 1A - B
Chemistry II - C
Physical Education II - S
Physics II - C
Air Science 1B - C
History - B
Physical Geology 1 - B
Calculus III - C
Physical Education III - S
Physics III - B
Air Science III - C (Inc. Aerial Photo-interpretation)
Economics I - C
Historical Geology - B
Geomorphology - B
Mineralogy - B
German III - A
Physical Education IV - S
Physics IV - B
Air Science II - B
|Physical Chemistry - D|
Invertebrate Paleontology A
Field Methods - A
Petrology - A
Russian I - A
Stratigraphy Sedimentology - B
Structural Geology - B
Subsurface Methods - C
Russian II - C
Music Appreciation - B
Summer Field Course - C
Senior Seq. Lit. I - B
Economic Geology - B
Optical Mineralogy - B
Petroleum Geology B
Atomic and Nuclear Physics - C
Senior Seq. Lit. II - B
Geochemistry - A
Intro to Geophysics - B
Colloid Chemistry - B
|Pennsylvania State University MS Geology - June 12, 1965|
|Ore Deposits - H |
Aqueous Systems - B
X-Ray Diffraction - A
Photogeology - P
Element Distribution - P
Igneous & Metamorphic Mineralogy - P
Ore Deposits Type - R
|Research Absentia - R|
Research Absentia - R
Geological Problem - A
Research - H
Problems - B
Research - B
Geochemical Prospecting - P
University of New Mexico - Ph.D. - Geology - January 20, 1971
|Sedimentology Lab - B|
Seminar - Crustal Evolution - A
Graduate Conference - CR
Hydrology - Hydraulics Lab - A
Water Supply Waste Water Disp - B
Soviet Eastern European - AUD
Micropaleontology/Lab - A
|Petroleum Geology - B|
Problem/Ground Water System - Theis - A
Problem/ Arid Land Engineering - Huzarski- A
Problem/Topics in Surf Water Hydr. Huzarski - A
2009 - 40-hour Theory and Practice of Mediation, University of New Mexico, School of Law.
1992-1998, 40-hour OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120 HAZWOPER course.
1991, Bioremediation Short Course, Tesoro Petroleum.
1991, sti-P3, Steel underground storage tank installation course, Steel Tank Institute.
1988, Nuclear device operators course, Troxler Scientific, Albuquerque, Mexico
1988, Radon Testing and Mitigation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Phoenix, Arizona.
1988, First Response Training Course, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico presented by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
1987, Appraisal, Norris School of Real Estate, Albuquerque, NM.
1986, Principles and Practice, Norris School of Real Estate, Albuquerque, NM.
1986, Real Estate Law, Norris School of Real Estate, Albuquerque, NM.
1966 - 1969, TAHAL Consulting Engineers/United Nations Development Project. Supervision of hydrogeological field studies and on-the-job training.
1966, Government of Israel. Special course in hydrogeologic and hydrometeorologic field methods and techniques.
1965, Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), Washington, D.C. Training program in community organization and development, rural development and problems of the poor prior to assignment as rural development worker for War Against Poverty programs in New Mexico.
1962, Peace Corps Training Program, Washington D.C. Training in Greek Language, rural development, regional history and geology of the Middle East.
1965, Eleanor Roosevelt Workshop in International Human Relations. Rutgers University
2002 - Present, Trustee of EDM Systems (USA). EDM was created as a discretionary common law business trust in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The company beneficiaries are Josef Grotendorst (75%) and WestWater Resources (25%). Company deals exclusively in the development and marketing of the Formation Fluid Sampling and Hydraulic Testing Tool (FAST). The tool, developed in Germany, is attached above a drill bit in the drill string. The FAST tool permits the sampling of formation fluids and hydraulic testing of formations containing water, oil and gas without removing the drill string from the borehole. It is an on-the-fly testing tool.
2002 - Present, Trustee of Granville Water. Granville is a Canadian express, limited -liability, discretionary business trust created on April 22, 2002 and domiciled in British Columbia to own, operate and maintain water systems, bulk water and bottled water facilities, to broker water resources in Canada and to serve as general partner in water-asset related limited partnerships.
2002 - Present, Trustee of Lion's Gate Water. Lion's Gate Water was created as a discretionary, limited liability, express, common law, business trust in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 22, 2002. Its 100% discretionary beneficiary is Granville Water. Lion's Gate is domiciled in the State of New Mexico in the United States and does business in New Mexico pursuant to Certificate of Authority SCC#2506673 issued by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. It was established to own, operate, and maintain water projects in the United States and more particularly water supply projects using unappropriated water from the Gila River and the Rio Grande within the State of New Mexico.
1999 - Present, Trustee of Turner Environmental Consultants, a New Mexico business trust created on July 22, 1999 with specific responsibilities for environmental projects including: environmental site assessments, landfill gas studies, lagoon design and construction supervision, waste water treatment plant design, water system engineering and construction supervision.
1996 - Present, Trustee of WestWater Resources dba WaterBank®. WaterBank® deals exclusively in water rights and other water assets including bulk water sales, marketing of bottled water and spring water, brokerage of bottled water companies and bottling equipment, geothermal water, water utilities, water-related investment, abstraction licenses, water supply project initiation and financing, marketing of new water-related and water exploration and development technologies. Water and water-asset valuation and appraisal services and expert testimony in support of litigation. It acts as consultant to other companies engaged in water projects. It also acts as consultant in drip irrigation, ground-water basin water resource development, and as advisor to major hedge funds and financial institutions in the U.S. and abroad. In the State of New Mexico it deals only in water rights having a priority of prior to March 19, 1907. Dr. Turner is the Qualifying Broker for WestWater Resources (N.M. License No. 13371) WestWater is also a New Mexico licensed Escrow Company (N.M. License No. 00120)
1995 - 2003, Natural Resources Trustee for the State of New Mexico. Gubernatorial appointment and State Agency Head. Responsible for agency administration, budget and policy development and litigation relating to soil, water, air, grass, timber, minerals, oil and gas resources for the State of New Mexico.
1994 - Present, Trustee, Community Assistance Foundation/New Mexico Foundation for Educational Excellence/WaterBank Trust, not-for-profit IRC § 501(c)(3) foundation to provide technical assistance for rural New Mexico communities, programs in education, and preservation of endangered species through retirement of water rights.
1989 - Present, Trustee and Chief Hydrogeologist. AGW Consultants, a New Mexico business trust created on June 30, 1989 as the successor to American Ground Water Consultants, Inc. with same responsibilities.
1988 - 1993, Director of the New Mexico Foundation for Human Rights and Achievement.
1987 - Present, Trustee, Bassett Farms Domestic Water Users and Homeowners Association, non-profit IRC § 528 entity created as a common law trust in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986.
1987 - Present, Trustee, New Mexico Water Trust, Established to become not-for-profit IRC 501(c)(3) entity. Inactive.
1984 - April, 1987, Director, E.A.R.T.T.H. Institute, San Antonio, Texas. A woman-owned, Texas not-for-profit, IRC § 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to international assistance and refugee relief projects.
1980 - 1985, President, AGW Consultants, Ltd. a Cyprus offshore company established to carry out ground-water consulting activities in the Middle East and worldwide.
1976 - 2010, President and Chief Hydrogeologist, American Ground Water Consultants, Inc.. Responsible for:
All aspects of marketing, client relations, banking, contracts
Project and technical management for:
Hydrogeologic and hydraulic evaluation of more than 70 spring systems in the United States and abroad
Determination of hydraulic connection between wells and springs
UST site investigations
Water rights support studies
Superfund investigation and consultant oversight
Design and construction of TCE ground-water remediation systems
Wellhead protection and vulnerability analyses
Ground-water monitoring and sampling
Ground-water exploration and well-siting studies using proprietary Thermonic, Electromagnetic Pulsed Proton Relaxation (E2PR) and fracture trace methods
Regional ground-water resource evaluation
Evaluation of appropriate drilling technologies
Industrial and municipal well design, construction, and testing
Rural ground-water development in the United States and abroad
Ground-water contamination studies on Superfund and UST sites
Preparation of ground-water discharge plans
Seepage studies of major earthen dam embankments using Thermonics
ZETA-SP leak detection studies on industrial and municipal ponds based on streaming potential surveys
Local and regional ground-water resource evaluation
Computer modeling of hydrologic systems and contaminant transport
Litigation and expert witness services.
Use of nuclear equipment in vadose zone studies
Sociological assessments of U.S. Government foreign assistance|
Design of foreign agricultural assistance programs and Peace Corps water-development projects
Manage municipal waste sludge removal and wastewater lagoon liner replacement
Manage design and installation of community water system
Export of drilling and scientific equipment to African countries including:
Arranging commercial letters of credit
U.S. Department of Commerce export permits
Working with U.S. Government purchase orders
Certificates of Origin
Clean Bills of Lading
Conduct of training programs in ground-water exploration and development for Third World professionals
I have developed several state-of-the-art proprietary methods including Thermonics, ZETA-SP, and AQUATRACE. Thermonics is a geophysical method for ground-water exploration and the identification of optimum well sites. ZETA-SP is used for the location of leaks in pond liners. AQUATRACE is a ground water tracer technique.
1989 - Present, Trustee of Genesis Resources, a New Mexico business trust created October 3, 1989 as an oil and gas company and a registered oil and gas operator in the State of Oklahoma. Responsible for:
Oil and gas exploration and development
Division orders, gas purchase contracts
Title opinions, operator relations, bonds, insurance, contracts
1988 - 2000, Trustee and President of Radon Measurement and Control of New Mexico a New Mexico business trust created in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 22, 1988. Responsible for:
Radon testing in homes and workplaces
Supply of radon testing equipment to the U.S. Coast Guard, Pacific Command
Nationwide sale of home radon and other home environmental test kits
Product development including the Specifier universal portable radon reference chamber and invented the Radon Drain a passive device for radon mitigation.
1982 - Present, Trustee and President, Manzano Resources a New Mexico common law, discretionary business trust created on February 19, 1980. Responsible for:
Land subdivision including:
Land purchase, platting, county approvals, recordation, title insurance, land sale transactions, market analysis, appraisal
Installation of infrastructure including gas, electricity and roads
Community Development including:
Home construction plans review and contractor acceptance
Farm housing projects
Financing approval from HUD, VA, FHA and FmHA
Creation and administration of homeowners association
Rural health and education programs
1979 - 1981, Partner, Petrogram Services. Advisory service for Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lottery.
1971 - 1976, Partner, Hydrotechnics. Ground-water consulting services.
1966 - 1968, Geologist/Hydrologist, Geological Survey Department of Cyprus. I was the Cypriot counterpart for a United Nations Development Program water-resources project. Responsible for:
Geological mapping of 120 square miles of complex alpine-type geological terrane at a scale of 1:5000
Computation of the ground-water budget of a large coastal plain aquifer system
Computer analysis of 56 karst spring systems which were used for domestic and agricultural water supply
Pumping tests of about 50 wells
Analysis of earth resistivity, seismic, and gravimetric survey data
1970, Consultant to Forest Petroleum in connection with two on-shore oil exploration wells drilled in Cyprus.
1964, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., Geologist, Supervisor: William Carter, Duties involved separation of heavy minerals from samples of the Oriskany Sandstone in Pennsylvania. Invented device for automatic recovery of bromoform, a heavy liquid used in the process. Awarded Superior Service Award and Incentive Awards. Heavy Mineral Separation, U.S.G.S. Professional Paper 1803
1963 - 1964, Peace Corps Volunteer and Geologist, Water Development Department of Cyprus. Duties included:
Water well location
Water resource evaluation
Mineral prospect and road aggregate studies
1962, Summer 1962 - January 1963. Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Beltsville, Maryland. Supervisor, Sam Patterson, processed samples of Hawaiian laterite samples for bauxite content.
1961 (Summer) Greens Maintenance, Hauppauge Country Club, Hauppauge, New York.
1960 (Summer), Junior Geologist, Western Nuclear Corp., Jeffrey City, Wyoming. Mineral exploration (uranium and phlogopite) and staking of claims. Mapping, Cartography of placer claims. Supervisor: William Street.
1960, Junior Research Assistant, New York State Geological Survey, Albany, New York.
1959 (Summer), Construction Worker, Fritz Müller Hoch u. Tiefbau, Mönchweiler, Schw. West Germany. Worked on all aspects of construction of residential and commercial projects. Sponsored by American Student information Service.
1958 (Summer), Firewall Riveter, Grumman Aviation, Farmingdale, New York. Drilled and riveted titanium firewalls into engine nacelles for U.S. Navy S2F submarine-hunter aircraft.
1953 - 1957 (Summer) Bivalve extraction. Long Island Sound.
EXPERIENCE WITH NATIVE AMERICAN PROJECTS
1979 - Jicarilla Apache Tribe - Expert Hydrogeologist for Client in litigation against Bureau of Reclamation and City of Albuquerque to void contracts to store San Juan Chama Water in Elephant Butte Reservoir. Showed that at a minimum 93 percent of stored water would either spill or be evaporated before it could be recovered by water swaps with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District. Result in favor of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe and contract was voided. Attorney: Nordhaus, Haltom, Taylor, Taradash and Frye.
1987 - City of Grants in The Acoma Tribe v. City of Grants law suit. Expert Hydrologist for City of Grants in various claims filed against City of Grants, New Mexico over discharges from the Grants wastewater treatment plant. Result: Suit settled out of court for attorneys fees to the Acoma Tribe and settlement whereby Grants agreed to zero discharge into the Rio San Jose from the Grants wastewater treatment plant. Attorney: Civerolo, Hansen and Wolf, LLP.
2000 - Cohuilla Tribe - Expert in quantification and valuation of water resources on tribal land near Anzar, California.
2008 - San Idelfonso Pueblo - Advice to tribal government on the marketing of San Juan Chama Water in the Middle Rio Grande.
2010 - Present - Passamaquoddy Tribe, Maine. Expert water-resource valuation for a 2- million case per year water-bottling plant in Indian Township, Maine.
EXPERIENCE ON DAMS AND DAM-SITE INVESTIGATIONS
1964-1965 Conducted geological mapping of the Evretou Dam Site and Reservoir Site in the Paphos District of Cyprus for the Water Development Department and the Geological Survey Department of the Government of Cyprus.
1973 - Conducted geohydrological and Thermonic studies of the main earthen-dam embankment and upstream areas of Tarbella Dam 26 miles south of Abbottabad, Pakistan for the Water and Power Development Authority of Pakistan (WAPDA).
1974- Conducted hydrogeological study of the main earthen-dam embankment of Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which resulted in massive grouting program and where work is still on-going as of the end of 2016.
1980 - Conducted leakage study of the Senator Wash Reservoir near Yuma, Arizona for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation using ZETA-SP methods.
EMERGENCY AND DISASTER RELIEF WORK
2011 - Provision of containers of bottled water to private hotel in Panama City, Panama in the face of the failure of the Panama City municipal water-treatment system. Effort required identifying source and working with international freight forwarder. Effort included rapid movement of funds, preparation of paper work.
2005 - U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and States of Florida and Texas - Contracted for and provided emergency supplies of large amounts of bottled water in response to Hurricanes Wilma and Rita. Organized and purchased bottled water and provided logistical support for on-time delivery to multiple staging locations and refugee centers.
1979 Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance - U.S. Department of State. Provided assistance to Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda on water quality and safety following departure of Idi Amin Dada.
HISTORICAL AND LEGAL RESEARCH AND FORENSIC STUDIES
Turner has conducted forensic investigations in the fields of forensic document examination, forensic geological investigations and linguistic forensic studies and forensic chain-of-title and muniment studies.
1987 - Linguistic and Geological Forensics. Acted as an Expert witness in discrediting 30-plus farmers of the Pueblo of Acoma who testified that only since the construction of the Grants, New Mexico waste-water treatment plant did the soils in their fields developed mud-cracked condition after irrigation. I studied the Keres language and was able to show that the Keres word for the mud-cracked condition of the soils was "Dukutukutsa". The language of a people is the embodiment of their history and knowledge and as a Keres word it proved that the farmers at Acoma had recognized the condition since time immemorial. Client: State of New Mexico.
2003 - Forensic Document Examination -The State of New Mexico for years had clamed that irrigation water from the Lower Rio Grande was appropriated by an Application of the U.S. Reclamation Service filed on January 23, 1906. Handwriting examination of the document revealed that it was not signed by the authorized individual. A certified copy of the Application was obtained by an Inspection of Public Records request. A signed copy was never approved and Turner's client filed suit for the approved Application. The outcome was that the State Engineer never approved the Application. This was later affirmed by a letter dated March, 1927 from then State Engineer Herbert Yeo that the Application was always pending and had never been approved. So, the diversion of the river water was illegal. The matter is still pending in District Court. Client: Lion's Gate Water.
2015 - Land Title and History Forensics. In a case of building a chain-of-title for land in North Dakota, it was necessary to obtain land grant deeds from either Kings Louis XIV or XV of France. Though the grant documents have not yet been located it was learned that only the Lord of a Estate obtained by grant from the King could own a grist mill and he alone could require that the grain harvested by the habitants (tenured farmer) on his estate be milled by his own grist mill for a fee. The client has the old and worn millstones on the subject property. This revelation is a muniment of title and begins the chain-of-title. Client: Confidential.
2017 - Forensic Document Inspection - A predecessor in title to 160 acres of land in Oklahoma had acquired a Permit to produce 320 acre feet of groundwater for the irrigation of 160 acres of land. The Permit was issued on June 9, 1970 with the condition that the water be used within 5 years. Examination of areal photography in 1968 showed that the land was not being farmed. Areal photography dated January 29, 1971 shows the land was cleared and may have been in pasture. There is an old well in the center of the property and a photograph of the identity plate mounted permanently on the pump engine indicated it was a Chrysler Industrial Model H440. Research revealed the 440 engines were manufactured was manufactured in 1971 or 1972. The January 29, 1971 photograph does not show the well; but, the well is present on the March 31, 1975 photograph indicating compliance with the Permit. Further, a Final Order dated August 14, 1979 of valid water rights claims was tampered with after November 26, 1979 when Melvin Dwyer (the original owner) filed a the original signed and dated signature block from thel August 14, 1979 Final Order and taping it to the later prepared Final Order.
Turner has amassed a significant library of source materials. He has recently begun in depth research on the historical development of the legal system of North Dakota beginning with the Roman Period and moving through the French Colonial and American periods. He has taught courses on Water Rights approved by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission and he has authored authoritative pieces on water usage in the Rio Grande valley. His research into water use has taken him to the usage of water in connection with the development of gold and silver mining in the Comstock of Nevada. He has carried out forensic studies in connection with environmental litigation and water rights litigation and other projects. He has and is working on water rights litigation in New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Maine and Texas. Dr. Turner is an expert in the English, French, and Spanish feudal land tenure systems in North America and methods of intitulation.
EXPERIENCE AS A LANDMAN AND LAND TENURE SYSTEMS
Turner's first experience in land division and mapping was at the age of eight as a Cub Scout when he became qualified in the use of a regular compass and the use of compasses in unchartered dense woodlands of the North Shores of the Long Island Terminal Moraine. During his undergraduate college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he was trained in land surveying, and aerial photo-interpretation. His practical training in plane table surveying was furthered in a summer geology field course field course. At Penn State he was trained in quantitative terrestrial photogrammetry. One of the cornerstone skills of being a field geologist is the ability to locate one's self in the field and to transpose data onto topographic and plane table survey maps even in cases where there are no base maps. In 1962-1967, Turner mapped the complex alpine geology of western Cyprus at a scale of 1:5000 using maps with no base map grid and using property boundaries on the maps which were first placed on paper by Lord Kitchener. Use of those maps required knowledge of Greek because every farmed field had a Greek Name. "Lemonari" is the name of a field in far western Cyprus where the Arabs in the 7th Century pitched camp and slaughtered goats in preparation for a feast that celebrated the favorable conclusion of their conquering of Cyprus. The word means "throats". Turner is also trained in using British Ordinance survey maps. In 1979, Turner began a small oil company and it is imperative that Landmen understand title work and be able to chain-title. Turner has been involved in real estate for more than 35 years. This is also a prerequisite for those involved in real estate As a qualifying broker since 1997. Turner is an expert in mapping and title work beginning with the French, English, Dutch, and Spanish feudal land tenure system in North America and has conducted extensive work on chains-of-title from the French and Spanish Colonial period that began in the mid-1600s. Turner reads old Spanish deeds and is able to prepare land survey maps from the old deeds. He is familiar with the old Roman title system and the English colonial system that began in Canada about 1670 with the creation and Grant to the Hudson Bay Company and the Grants of Louis the 14th.within New France and the subinfeudation of Estates along the St. Lawrence River where one end of a grant was always on the water and the other on a road. Parcels of land (arriere fief) granted by the French in the 1668 period are visible on Google Earth at Lat. 46.267159, Long. -72.504957. The same practice was followed by the Spanish Patrimony where the agricultural suertes known as minifundioses were granted. The minifundioses are visible in New Mexico on Google Earth around Adelino, New Mexico at Lat. 34.712871, Long. -106.732562. At the boundary of the Belen Grant and the Nicolas Duran y Chaves grant north of Belen, New Mexico at Lat. 34.677113, Long. -106.781502, tracts of land beginning along the Belen High Line canal drop in elevation and terminate to the east along the north-south "old mill road". The minifundios is practical evidence of irrigation which is completely unknown to the New Mexico State Engineer. Turner is familiar with the old French and English and Spanish land-tenure systems and the mechanism of intitulation of land acquired under the Louisiana Purchase, the 1848 Treaty between Mexico and the United States, and the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 and the process of claiming that land under the early Land Claims Courts. Most recently Turner has been responsible for developing chain-of-title to oil & gas mineral interests in Mountrail County, North Dakota and Garfield and Okmulgee Counties, Oklahoma.
CLIENT REPRESENTATION IN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
2013 - In some states, such as Oklahoma, the Administrative Hearing Units of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board does not require attorney representation of parties. Rather anyone may represent a party. Dr. Turner has represented a client in a hearing before the OKWRB with a favorable outcome. As a result, he was charged by a member of the Oklahoma Bar with practicing law without a license. The charge was subsequently dismissed by the Oklahoma Bar which thereby demonstrated that the complaining attorney was either ignorant of the rules for such hearings in his own state or was simply vindictive.
Dr. Turner can represent clients in jurisdictions with the same rules.
EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Turner began his business life at the age of eight when he set up a lemonade business on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Jay Court in Northport, New York in order to earn money to purchase a $16 First Baseman mitt and to pay for movies, slingshots, and materials to support Cub Scouts projects. He learned to job cost and budget at an early age and he learned the value of a dollar. By the time he was five and with his father he cleared a quarter acre of dense forest on the north shore of Long Island. He built frog ponds, compost containers from old railroad ties. He planted peach, apple, and cherry trees and boysenberry, raspberry, and tomatoes. He planted strawberry and asparagus beds as well as pole beans and corn and peas.. He cut down trees and with a two-man saw and he and his father cut the trees to fireplace length and with his father, a sledge hammer, and steel wedges they split the lumber into fireplace logs and stacked the wood. He worked with his parents to pick the fruits and vegetables and to put-up the produce in steamed Mason and Ball jars, shelved the produce in the attics of his home. He made sauerkraut from cabbage, wine from the grapes in his yard, and all manner of pie filling and jam from the fruit trees in the garden. Turner knew the cost of farm tools and everything else in the local General Store from washers and grommets to pectin, cherry pitters and apple peelers. All hard work. From the age of 12 to 19 he employed himself as a clam digger where he clamed little necks, cherry stone, and chowder clams in in the harbor muck of Halesite Harbor with tongs, bull rakes, and basket rakes earning as much as several hundred dollars a day. He dealt directly with regulatory matters by obtaining and paying for permits and he sold his clams directly to Sam Vassalo, a curmudgeonly and bearded, old salt.who bought and paid from a role of cash bigger than your fist. This experience taught him negotiation over the sale price and the practical use of mathematics where his take for the day was the product of the number of pecks of clams times the buying price for the day. In his last year of High School Turner was the business manager of the Tiger Tales, his High School Newspaper. He was responsible as well for generating advertising revenue through the sale of space to local businesses. In the Summer of 1958, Turner became a riveter on titanium firewalls for U.S. Navy S2F sub-hunting aircraft. The job taught him the ins and outs of riveting and of how the government was overcharged for the aircraft. My position was redundant and every so many hours my jig foreman would send me to the tool crib for a new tool. I was instructed to walk the full length of every aisle in the plant which was several miles. So, instead of me getting the new tool in 15 minutes, it could easily take an hour. Everyone wasted several hours a day and everyone on the jig were instructed to do this several times a day. Or, we were all ordered to hit the head several times a day and to spend at least half-an hour before returning. The foreman's job was to keep everyone away from the Jig for about two hours a day. Illegal as heck It taught him to always be on the lookout for people and companies who padded their bills. Have you ever seen Public Utilities personnel just hanging out in their truck or around a jobsite doing nothing. No wonder taxes are so high. In 1959, Turner worked for a German construction Company in the Black Forest of Southern Germany.. Days were 6:30 AM to 6:30 P.M. pay was 0.50 Deutsche Marks per hour and all of the personnel on the "Baustelle" (Job site) were expected to work all day save for a 30 minute lunch break. There was no spare time. Houses were budgeted and they were brought in on time and within budget. His work ethic was to do my job and then some. In 1962, Turner worked for the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington. D.C. His project was to sort samples of laterite from Hawaiian soil for their contained alumina minerals. He loved the job when one day his project director called him into his office and berated him for not participating in the morning and afternoon coffee breaks.. He asked Turner why he didn't join in. Turner replied that he had a job to do that he enjoyed. Later on, on another project , Turner would arrive in the laboratory at 7:30 A.M. and as he came into the laboratory some of the laboratory technicians would come up to him with their fingers to their lips and remark to him in a hushed tome "Slow down. You're making us look bad." At that same position, he noted to his project leaders that some of the secretaries did not seem to be working full time. His boss asked him to do a time study by keeping a log on the activities of the secretaries. At the end of two weeks, the logs reflected that one secretary worked 2.5 hours a day and the other worked 2.75 hours a day. After Turner left the U.S.G.S. and returned to Penn State to complete his M.S. Degree, the U.S. Geological Survey awarded Turner a Superior Service award and an Incentive Award. On completion of Turner's service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in 1964, he was awarded a Fellowship to the University of New Mexico and on completion of his Ph.D. degree in 1971 that was supported by the Cyprus Government, he set up his own consulting firm and he was in a quandary over what he should charge for services and how to prepare an invoice. At that time he began his career by charging $200 per day. Over the years, of course, the cost of living and administrative costs and rent rose and his billing rate paralleled those of attorneys who allocate their billing rate one-third for overhead, one-third for salaries and one third to partner before tax profit. He was married and had three sons. He worked initially out of his apartment. He rented an office and then had office rent, telephone and other expenses and they rose over the years and his hourly rate rose in accordance with those of colleague in his field. Turner was one of the first consultants in hydrogeology in the Nation at that time along with David Miller, Jim Geraghty, John Harshbarger, and John Ferris all of them were ex- also ex-employees of the U.S. Geological Survey. Turner took a look at their billing practices when he could find their invoices and matched his fees to theirs.. In those days, the multiplier for indirect costs was about 2 times salary. The multiplier on reimbursable expenses was 10 to 15 percent. As time went by the multiplier rose to a factor of four as technical equipment became more expensive. At present, hourly fees for a qualified senior professional in the oil and gas and geoscience and environmental engineering runs as high as $500 per hour. In 1994, as New Mexico Trustee For Natural Resources, Turner found that the consultants that his office had hired under the King Administration ranged up to $400 per hour. Costs for telephone and copying costs became integrated into hourly rates by charging $2.00 per billable hour. Further, Turner had to deal with Agency Budgeting and presentation of the budgets to the Legislative Finance Committee. As a Qualifying Real Estate Broker Turner has studied a wide range of real estate topics including HUD-1 Closing statements, property management, escrow accounts, commissions, closing fees, property management, appraisal, property inspections, and a plethora of other subjects dealing with finance and budgeting and appraisal. Turner has developed a broad and extensive knowledge in the manner in which different businesses charge for their time and services and product. But, in Summary, Turner has been in business for more than 70 years. He is accomplished in a number of business areas, from wholesale and retail sale, subdivision development, home construction, real estate, technical consulting, the precious gem business, bottled water and bulk water business and the import and export business.. As an elected Member of the Board of the Middle Rio Grande Conservation District (2005-2009), Turner worked on District budgets for four years and along with Board Member Jim Roberts he voted to cut the annual budgets and was able to avoid annual tax increases. He eliminated new trucks and unnecessary equipment. He eliminated new SUVs for the Executive Director and other equipment. He improved the bidding process and reduced other purchases. He eliminated projects that were not needed. Turner has spent his lifetime earning fair income and is truly conservative and experienced with many billing and budgeting systems. In his business he has had five companies audited by the Internal Revenue Service simultaneously for four consecutive years. The audit took one year and all of his companies received refunds. His company books have been reviewed by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission and have been found to be impeccable. Turner's Homeowners Association has been audited and found to be correct in every sense. One of Turner's Companies was audited by the New Mexico Workman's Compensation Board and found to agree to the penny with his records. Recently the Financial Industries Division of the State set one of Turner's Companies for an audit that he had requested. At the appointed time tor the audit they cancelled the audit saying that the company was exempt. In a 2001 Workers Compensation Law suite Turner was accused by the Employee of using the company as his alter ego. Turner demonstrated that he never mixed his credit or finances with that of the company and was found not guilty on this charge. In a subsequent suit to collect attorneys fees Turner was charged by the worker of fraudulent conversion of company assets. The judge found that Turner was innocent of this charge and dismissed Turner as a defendant sua sponte.. Turner is experienced in the transfer of funds by wire transfer and letters of credit both nationally and internationally. During hurricanes Wilma and Rita Turner managed millions of dollars of bottled water orders and payments that were subsequently subject to audit by state and federal government agencies. WestWater Resources has had and has an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau for l3 years with never a complaint or inquiry. Turner has drafted and created and registered a New Mexico Limited Liability Company and a Water Trust authorized to raise funds nationally from qualified investors.
EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS STRUCTURE AND TAXATION
Turner has extensive experience in business structures and taxation both in the United States and abroad. He has been involved in all types of business structures including C-corporations, S. Corporations and DISCS. Limited Liability Corporations, revocable and irrevocable trusts under trust law, contracts for benefit of third persons also called business trust organizations all of these entities and more are recognized in New Mexico Law. He has formed unincorporated non-taxable associations and general partnerships. Turner has personally formed all of the above types of business entities. Presently he is trustee of several business trust. He has formed U.S. domestic C-Corporations, and foreign C- Corporations. He has set up and operates various business entities and non-profit organizations and has operated Canadian, U.S., Cypriot, and Panamanian C-Corporations and Business Trusts in Belize, Turks and Caicos Islands and Canada, and Cyprus. His business entities have all been examined at many different levels by U.S. Federal and New Mexican tax authorities and administrative agencies. Business accounts' of entities he manages have been examined by U.S. administrative agencies including the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (2x), U.S. Federal Trade Commission (1x), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (1), U.S. Bureau of Land Management (2x). U.S. Department of Agriculture (Rural Development Administration) (1x).In New Mexico, his business entities have been audited by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission, (1x) New Mexico Financial Industries Division (exempt), New Mexico Workman's Compensation Bureau. (1x) Country Meadow Estates Homeowners Association (unannounced request for financial records by HOA Member.). All of his business entities and their structure have been fully disclosed to the U.S.-I.R.S. In all cases records were found to be meticulously maintained and entity records matched state and federal agency records to the penny. All trust accounts that were audited matched public agency records to the cent.. In most cases Turner is not the owner of any interest in the businesses. Business entities operated by Turner as trustee have brought many cases up to the District, Appellate, and Supreme Court of New Mexico and the U.S. Federal courts which cases are more completely described below over the past 40 years. Business entities operated by Turner were established for various legitimate purposes to fulfill his fiduciary duties, and to separate various businesses and their liability. Oil and gas interests are separated from land development businesses, for example. When Natural resource assets are acquired, for example, they may be moved from one entity to another entity that has similar types of business and liabilities. In our extensive IRS audits, this type of management was deemed proper and approved by the IRS and the IRS suggested that the entities should elect to file a consolidated income tax return under 26 USC 7701(a)(1-5) such that N
NOLs of one entity might be used to offset income of other entities. Turner maintains close association with law firms at home and abroad and administrative and tax agencies. One of Turner's entities was audited by the Rome, Italy U.S.-I.R.S. office in a foreign country in the early 1980's with no additional taxes, penalties or interest due.
EXPERIENCE IN REAL ESTATE AND WATER RIGHTS TRANSACTIONS
Dr. Turner first became involved in real estate when his father deeded to him 1/4 acre of forested woodland on the North Shore of Long Island when he was about 18. He managed this property until 1987 when he carried our a 26 U.S.C. 1031(a) exchange of the property for a 20-acre piece of property in Edgewood, New Mexico. In the late 1970s, Dr. Turner purchased three condominiums in East Vail, Colorado. He rented and managed those condos until 1987. In 1987, he became a land developer in Edgewood with the development of the 99 lot Country Meadow Estates subdivision during which time he supervised the land division and lot sales within the subdivision. He worked with real estate agents in the Edgewood area where the real estate agents charged a 10 percent commission for handling the sale of the vacant lots. On June 21, 1995, Dr. Turner became a Qualifying Broker licensed by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission, a license that has been renewed every three years since then. Water rights in New Mexico are considered as real property though they are only a usufruct. They are also a severable, non-tangible, appurtenance to the land. The brokerage of water rights is not covered by the New Mexico Real Estate License Law. Dr. Turner has long experience as a consultant and he has been involved with the professional brokerage of water rights since the early 1970's or for about 55 years. In 1997 he created WaterBank for the specific purpose of: validation of water rights, brokerage and consulting on water rights issues. He is the only licensed real estate broker in New Mexico who specializes in water rights.
Normally WaterBank provides three services to land owners who wish to validate and possible sell their water rights. The first service is the validation of water rights where lump sum or time and costs are charged. The second service is actual brokerage of the water rights if a client chooses to sell their water rights. WaterBank charges a flat 10 percent commission on the value of the transaction. The commission is the same for raw land and it is contrary to federal law for any state agency or group of people or entities to collude and set industry wide commissions. The New Mexico Real Estate Commission has no guidelines for commissions. For multimillion dollar transactions, the commission is based on the sliding scale Lehman Formula. It is not unusual but not frequent for the State Engineer to obstruct the sale because they do not believe the water rights exist or that water has not been beneficially used or has been forfeit because of non-use for four consecutive years prior to 1965. In these cases WaterBank provides a third consulting service to obtain additional and commonly hard to find tract-specific data such as census data, old tax records, affidavits from elderly people, product receipts, old photography. This additional work is carried out on a time and materials basis that has nothing to do with brokerage and it is disclosed in the written listing agreement.. WaterBank is not a law firm and all contractual and closing documents have been and are reviewed by the WaterBank real estate attorneys. In many cases real estate attorneys are sought to examine title documents and provide an attorneys opinion letter because title insurance is not available for water rights. The brokerage of water rights is a complex subject that requires expertise in hydrology, geology, irrigation practices and chaining of land title, and the closing of transactions. Dr. Turner is an acknowledged expert on the value of water rights throughout the country and has testified in state and federal courts and in state and federal administrative courts over the years. He has been involved in many aspects of the oil and gas industry as a Landman and technical consultant. Dr. Turner is a licensed escrow agent. During his career no complaints have ever been filed against him with the New Mexico Real Estate Commission or the Better Business Bureau.
EXPERIENCE IN THE BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY
Turner has very wide experience in determination of the hydraulics of springs and quantification of reservoir storage within and outside of the United States beginning in the mid-1960's as a UN Counterpart for the Republic of Cyprus where he was trained by the Israeli Government. Specifically, he was trained by Felix Mero, a hydrologist, with the Israeli Firm of Water Planning for Israel (TAHAL) Dr. Shmuel Mandel and Mr. Zeev Shiftan and their colleagues. In Cyprus, Turner measured spring flows of about 60 springs on a monthly basis and carried out hydraulic analyses of these spring systems.
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The volume of spring reservoirs was based on the single or double porosity spring-flow regression method. Subsequent to the work in Cyprus, Turner determined the reservoir volume of the Lehman Springs at the Great Basin National Park in Baker Nevada for the U.S. Park Service. The same methods were used to determine the spring reservoir volume for base flow along San Benito Creek in San Benito County, California. Knowledge of the spring reservoir volume is necessary to determine the volume of water that will be available for bottling. It is also necessary to determine the relationship between antecedent precipitation and the volume of water in a spring reservoir, volume and the discharge rate and the date of peak spring discharge. It is desireable to have peak discharge in the summer months to meet peak market demand. Turner has carried out the valuation of spring sources based on bottling rate and based upon the economics of bottling plants and the cost of transportation by truck, marine transport and by rail. Turner is knowledgeable in all modalities of transport and cost associated with transport.
WATER ASSET VALUATIONS:
2015 - 2016
Value of Water Rights in the Lower Rio Grande Basin.Client Confidential
Consultant to bulk water terminal in New Hampshire. Client Confidential.
Hydrogeology and Valuation of a spring water source in Lafayette County, Ohio. Client: Confidential. Project pending.
Hydrogeology and Permitting of water source for bottling west of Joplin, Missouri. Client: Confidential..
Valuation of two water sources in Oklahoma.
Application and valuation of bulk water supply depot, Newton, Texas, Permit to develop water sources within New Town County approved by the Southeast Texas Groundwater District. Client Confidential.
Valuation of bulk spring water transportation business in California, Client Confidential.
Hydrogeological and economic valuation of water resources and water bottling operations in Wisconsin. Client Confidential.
Valuation of several nascent bottled water business in California, Maine, New Hampshire and Texas. Clients Confidential.
Status Report and Valuation of bottled water business in Alabama, Client: Confidential.
Valuation of water resources accessible by a Ranney collector well on the Connecticut River. Client: Confidential
Valuation of premium bottled water and commercial assets of bottling company including trademarks, goodwill, water resource, Client: Confidential
Technical assessment of water source near Springfield, Missouri in preparation for bulk sales of water to multiple purchasers. Client: Confidential.
Valuation of spring water for private client, Tennessee, Client confidential.
Valuation of water rights for donation purposes for the Town of Bristow, Oklahoma.
Valuation of water rights appurtenant to a municipal well field in Central Connecticut for the purpose of corporate acquisition, Connecticut. Client confidential.
Valuation of water resources in south central Oklahoma for purpose of tax deduction. Client: Town of Bristow, OK.
Valuation of water resources near Anza, California and recommendations on business plan, California: Confidential
Valuation of spring-water resources and bottling facility near Reading, Pennsylvania: Client: Confidential.
Valuation of spring-water resource and evaluation of business plan for finance of bottling facility near Antigo, Wisconsin, Confidential
Valuation of water rights in connection with a 57,000 acre land purchase that involved first determining the validity of the claimed water rights and then their value. Client: CBIZ Valuation Group, LLC
Valuation of water rights for water utility in bankruptcy (Cause No. 11-02-10475)
Valuation of water resources in the Oak Creek Valley south of Sedona, Arizona. Client: Richard Green
Valuation of spring for purposes of bottling in Maine. Transaction Closed. Client Confidential
Valuation of water rights in Southeastern, New Mexico for corporate refinancing. Client: confidential.
Valuation of bulk water and bottling company in Owens Valley, California. Client: Rowens, Lamb & Gase LLP, Attorneys at Law, Los Angeles, California.
Valuation of water rights in Taos, New Mexico for condemnation suite. Client HRS Water Consultants, Lakewood, Colorado
Valuation of Spring Goose Farm natural spring used for water store near Lancaster, Pennsylvania for condemnation suit. Client: The Marston Group, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Valuation of spring for purposes of bottling in Montana. Transaction. Client: Confidential
Valuation of spring for purposes of bottling in Florida. Transaction pending. Client: Confidential
Valuation of spring on behalf of seller in purchase of spring by major bottling company in Tennessee. Client: David Monypenny Esq.
Valuation of Pecos Valley and Middle Rio Grande Valley water rights. Client: Industrial Economics, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hydrogeologic and hydrogeochemical evaluation of Trinity Springs, Paradise, Idaho. Client: Trinity Springs, Inc., Ketchum, Idaho.
Evaluation of the hydraulic characteristics of Lehman Springs, Great Basin National Park. Client: U.S. National Park Service.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
New Mexico Foundation for Open Government - Citizen of the Year Award, October 2, 2013
International Association of Hydrogeologists, Millennium Membership Award, 2001
Pennsylvania State University, Centennial Fellow, 1996
University of New Mexico Fellowship, 1967-1969.
Peace Corps Fellowship, 1965-1970.
U.S. Geological Survey Superior Service Award, 1965.
U.S. Geological Survey Incentive Award, 1965.
New York State Regents Scholarship, 1957-1961.
2015 - Pending, Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) from the American Institute of Professional Geology (AIPG).
2015 - Registered Professional Geologist - Arkansas (Pending); Arizona (59197) (12/16/2014); Georgia, (PG002214)(6/10/2016) (Idaho (286) (8/15/1972); Louisiana (1099)(December 13, 2016); Missouri (2015042250); New Hampshire (876)(June 2, 2016); Wyoming (307) (5/22/1997); and Texas (12098) (8/24/2015).
2015 - Pending Registered Professional Geologist: New York, Maine, California, Association of State Board of Geologists (ASBOG) testing completed on March 7, 2013 in Fundamentals of Geology and the Practice of Geology with high passing grades. All state registrations require personal and professional recommendations as to experience, professional competence, and ethical practice.
2014 - 2016 Certified Water Rights Examiner, State of Idaho - No. 152 - September 4, 2012 to April 31, 2016.
No Requirement: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New York, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, West Virginia,
1992 - Present. Registered Environmental Professional, National Registry of Environmental Professionals. Registration No. 5298.
Certified Scientist #25, New Mexico Environment Department, Expired 12/31/02 with termination of certification program.
Notary Public: New Mexico (Exp. January 22, 2020)
Radon Measurement Professional, 1992-1996, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency #125910T
Certified Environmental Inspector, 1991, Environmental Assessment Association
Certified Ground Water Professional #229, Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers since July 2, 1987. Requires peer review of reports and professional publications and professional recommendations. Currently active.
Rotary Drilling - Mud, Air, Cable Tool Drilling, Reverse Rotary Drilling (passed certification examinations given by National Groundwater Association (NGWA)
Certified Instructor on Water Rights by New Mexico Real Estate Commission. May 22, 1987 - 2007. Voluntarily lapsed.
Certified Instructor on Radon by New Mexico Real Estate Commission. June, 1988 - 1993. Voluntarily lapsed.
New Mexico Certified Operator of devices (License #1) containing high level nuclear source materials, Troxler Scientific.
New Mexico licensed Escrow Company (N.M. License 00120)
Qualified Real Estate Broker (N.M. License # 13371), New Mexico Real Estate Commission. Exp. Dec. 31, 2019
Real Estate Salesperson, License #33171-S, March 1995, New Mexico Real Estate Commission
High-level neutron source license issued by Radiation Protection Branch of the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Division, Santa Fe, NM. Current
Uranium-ore specific license for possession, handling and shipment issued by the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Division, Santa Fe, NM.
Albuquerque Geological Society, President 2008 - 2017
American Association of Professional Landmen, Member
American Institute of Professional Geologists, Member-1982
American Geological Institute, Member
Association of Geoscientists for International Development
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Member
British Hydrological Society, Member
Σύνδεσμος Γεωλόγων και Μεταλλειολόγων Κύπρου
Cyprus Association of Geologists and Mining Engineers - Honorary Member
Geological Society of America. Professional Member since July, 2007
International Association of Hydrogeologists, MemberInternational Association for Promoting Geoethics, Member
International Association of Environmental Hydrology. Member
New Mexico Land Title Association, Associate Member
Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, Certified Ground Water Professional No. 229
Society of Sigma XI, Member
World Water Council, Affiliated Member 1997 - 2002
Engineer-in-Training - EIT granted by NM Board of Licensure ~1990
1997, Water-well construction committee, New Mexico State Engineer's Office.
1994 - Present, Middle Rio Grande Water Resources Technical Advisory Committee
1988 - 1990, Monitoring Well Construction Standards Committee, National Water Well Association.
1984, U.S. Agency for International Development Advisory Panel for Appropriate Water Supply and Waste Water Disposal Technology.
1983, U.S. Agency for International Development Advisory Panel for International Rural Water Development.
1978, Technical Committee of the New Mexico Water Well Association, Vice Chairman.
1972, Working Group on Deterministic Hydrology of the Committee on Water Resources Systems and Relations of the American Geophysical Union.
1971, Commission on the Hydrogeology of Volcanic Rocks of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.
1971, Plio-Pleistocene Boundary Commission of the International Union of Geological Sciences, Corresponding Member, Eastern Mediterranean Stratigraphy
2003 - 2004, Editorial Review Board, Journal of International Water Resources Association
1986 - 1992, Journal of Ground Water, Technical Publication of Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers
1987 - 1988, Reviewer of Seminar Course Materials for Education Program of the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers. Have reviewed course materials for courses on: Remote Sensing Applied to Hydrology, Introduction to Ground Water Geochemistry, Practical Karst Hydrogeology.
1979, Well Maintenance and Rehabilitation Manual of the NWWA.
1979, Rural Water Development Manuals for Developing Countries for Rural Water Development Corporation under contract to U.S. Agency for International Development.
PAPERS AND TALKS:
November 7 & 14, 2007, Water Rights Acquisitions and Transfers, Continuing Legal Education Institute, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. CLE for Attorneys.
February 2, 2007, Water Markets, the Two Stage Auction, CLE Institute, Water Markets, Water Superconference, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
May 5, 2006 - Capitalism, Free Trade, and Hydrohegemonies, New Mexico Water Markets Conference.
2003, Conjunctive Use of Ground Water and Surface Water, University of Toledo, Law Seminar, November 14, 2003.
1994, Water Planning in the Middle Rio Grande, 39th Annual New Mexico Water Conference.
1980, The application of Thermonics to the mining industry, Spring meeting of the Society of Mining Engineers, Tucson.
1979, Water quality problems faced by the mining industry and their solution, Society of Mining Engineers, El Paso.
1977, Use of Thermonics in Foundation Studies in Karst Terrane, Hydrogeologic Problems in Karst Regions, Ed. Dilamarter, R.R., and Csallany, S.C., pp. 459 - 462.
1975, The Application of Thermonics to Groundwater Exploration, International Association of Hydrogeologists, Memoires, v. XI, Congress of Porto Allegre, Brazil, pp. 35 - 39.
1974, The Miocene-Pliocene Boundary of Western Cyprus, 5th Congress of the Mediterranean Neogene, BRGM, Lyon, France.
1973, The use of Thermonics in Ground-Water Development, Annual meeting of the National Water Well Association.
1972, Thermal Monitoring of Leakage through Dams: Discussion, Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. v 83: pp. 3543-3548. with Supkow, D.J..
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
November 7, 2007, Water Transactions, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 5, 2006, Of Hydroactors and Hydrohegemons New Mexico Water Markets Seminar, Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 6, 2006 - Elephant Butte - Its Where We Send Our Water To Dry, 2006 Water Sources Conference and Exposition, AWWA, Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 29, 2002 - Convenor for International Strategic Water Initiatives Workshop at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
August 6, 2001 - Moderator conference session on Formulating Water Policy During Rapid Globalization at the University of Dundee/American Water Resources Conference "Globalization and Water Management: The Changing Value of Water"
1998, Keynote speaker at the 1998 New Mexico Water Law Conference, May 19, 1998.
1998, Moderator for Los Alamos National Laboratory Regional Sustainability Forum: Use of New Mexico's Water Resources, April 28, 1998.
1996, Graduation speaker for Southwest Regional AmeriCorps training program.
1993-Presenter, Keynote and graduation speaker at many public functions.
1993, Presenter, The Slab Hydrodynamic Method of Ground Water Flow System Analysis, Rocky Mountain Ground Water Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 29, 1993.
1993, Presenter, The Park City Paradigm and The Water Resources of the Northern Estancia Basin, New Mexico, Estancia Basin Water Planning Workshop, Moriarty, New Mexico, September 15, 1993.
1993, Moderator, Water Quality Standards Roundtable, New Mexico Environment Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 17, 1993.
1975, Session Chairman, International Symposium on the Hydrogeology of Crystalline Rock, Porto Allegre, Brazil.
April 19, 2015 - KKOB - Energy New Mexico - Oil and Gas Well Fracking. Gerges Scott host (505-888-5877).
August 4, 2006, KRQE, Lion's Gate Water and status of its application for salvage of evaporative water loss from Elephant Butte Reservoir
October 19, 2003, KRQE, Lion's Gate Water applies for evaporative water loss from Elephant Butte Reservoir
October 21, 2001, CBC World Report Comments on prohibition of bulk-water from Newfoundland
May 14, 2001- CJME Talk Radio, Regina, Canada Saskatchewan on bulk water export from Canada.
November 12, 2011 - Discovery Channel - America's Riches hosted by Donald Trump
November 9, 2009 - Business News Network - (http://watch.bnn.ca/headline/november-2009/headline-november-9-2009/#clip233033), Interview on nationwide Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV business program.
2009, Corruption at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District: http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/larry_barker/larrybarker_krqe_albuquerque_fake_retirement_rakes_major_payout_2009030923110
July 7, 2008 - Nippon TV, Water Rights Marketing in the Southwest in conjunction with the 2008 G-8 Summit Meeting in Japan.
October, 2003, In Focus, KNME TV - PBS program on New Mexico Water Issues
January 17, 2002 and April 26, 2006, Country Canada, Bulk Water Exports from Canada
October 31, 2001, CTC Talk-TV - Exporting Bulk Water from Canada
NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES
September 20, 2012 - Rio Grande Water Issues a Morass-, Albuquerque Journal, Op Ed.
2003 - 2009 Newspaper articles too numerous to count.
October 19, 2003 - Albuquerque Journal, Company's Application for Water Rights May Not Be A Pipe Dream,
April 19, 2002 - New Mexico Business Weekly - Water Works
February 2002 - Smithsonian Magazine - Digging Ditches
November 19, 2001 - Asahi Simbun (Japan) Business Companies Reach for Blue GoldSeptember 4, 2001 - Albuquerque Journal - Need Water? Buy it on the Internet
August 2001 - Popular Science - New Desalination Technology
August 2001 - Time Global Business Magazine - Exporting Fresh Water Page B14-B15
May 14, 2001 - Toronto Star - Bulk Water Exports From Canada May Not Be Economic
April 30, 2001 - Toronto Globe and Mail, Front Page Article - Bulk Water Exports
2006 - Environmental Flows short course presented at the 4th World Water Forum, Mexico City.
2006 - Basis of Customary International Water Law. Short course presented at the 4th World Water Forum, Mexico City.
1993 - Instructor in Fracture Trace Analysis short course in ground-water exploration for ground-water hydrologists.
1993 - Instructor in Thermonics short course in ground-water flow system analysis and ground water exploration with applications to ground water contamination and vadose-zone hydrology.
1993 - Instructor in Ground Water Contamination short course for Attorneys and Judges approved by the New Mexico State Bar.
1991 - Present, Instructor in Ground Water Hydrology short courses for Attorneys, Judges, and Paralegals approved by the New Mexico, Texas, and Oregon State Bars.
1988 - 2000 Instructor in Radon, Elective Course for New Mexico Realtors, approved by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission.
1987 - 2005 Instructor in Water Rights, Elective Course for New Mexico Realtors, approved by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission.
1985, Conducted training of Burkinabe hydrogeologists in methods of aquifer-performance tests and in fracture -trace analyses for sittin village wells in rural Burkina Faso.
1984, Organized program for the Director General of the Central Tunisian Development Authority to visit New Mexico Rural Water Development Programs and rural water associations.
1979, Instituted a training program for providing hydrogeologists from third-world countries with training in advanced state-of-the-art methods including geophysical methods, tracer technology, methods of interpreting aquifer-performance test data, and ground-water exploration methods. First trainee was Dr. Shrikant Limaye, President and Chief Hydrogeologist of Geophysical Explorers of Poona, India and past President of the Association of Geologists for International Development with financial support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
EXPERT WITNESS & LITIGATION:
Expert witness in water resource valuation, real property title law, surface water and ground-water hydrology, geology; hydrogeochemistry, agricultural, domestic and industrial water use; and well design and construction practices by Federal, State, and local courts of law, the Federal Trade Commission and by administrative technical panels. I have consulted on subsurface flow beneath large dams and am knowledgeable in the process of large dam design and construction from my association with large engineering companies that conduct this type of work. Have consulted on the valuation of water assets and on the valuation and practices of water bottling companies and water quality issues. In addition to purely technical matters, have prepared pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, findings of fact and conclusions of law, trial and post-trial briefs, appeals, docketing statements. Carried out water rights research for attorneys and other clients. Knowledgeable in English common law of water and civil water law of: ancient Persia, Imperial Rome and Peninsular Spain, Colonial Spanish, Arabic sharia and various American water law systems and doctrines. Also knowledgeable in oil and gas and real property law, and contracts for the benefit of third persons. Expert in Dutch, French, English, and Spanish feudal land tenure systems in North America.
Abbreviated Dispute Resolution:
Appeared as expert in hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ADR proceeding to resolve responsibility for ground-water clean-up at the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport Superfund Site.
Federal Bankruptcy Court:
2007 - Mountain Highlands, LLC, Expert Witness in valuation of water assets.
2006 - New Mexico Motor Speedway, Chapter 11 proceeding, Adversary claim against NMMS. Settlement of WestWater Claims satisfactory. Attorney Dan Behles
2005 - Independent Water Utility, Inc. (Cause No. 01-02-10475) U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico. Expert witness and water rights valuation. Claim for appraisal fees settled satisfactorily. Attorney Dan Behles
Federal District Courts:
2015, William M. Turner v. Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District , New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, New Mexico Attorney General et al. for Violation of Constitutional and Civil Rights. (1:15-CV-00339-SMV-KBM) U.S. Federal District Court. Civil Rights Suit. Attorneys: Charles Landers, A. Blair Dunn and Dori Richards. Legal Researcher: Shithu Krishna
2013, WestWater Resources v. Clarence Sanchez and Carmela Sanchez (D-202-CV-201303453) - Suit for Commissions and Consulting Fees, New Mexico District Court. Complainant and Cross-Defendant. WestWater Resources dba WaterBank sold all water rights listed by Defendant for the amount sought to a well qualified buyer with whom WestWater had done business previously. On investigation of clean title, Buyer found the title was encumbered by unrecorded and unpartitioned ownership with Seller's former wife that was known to Defendant prior to the listing agreement but not disclosed. Transaction fell through and Plaintiff sued for commissions and fees for inability of Seller to provide clean title and failure to disclose. Defendant Sanchez is now seeking to victimize WestWater by its motion to convert the Sanchez action into a class action law suit which motion is still pending. Attorney: A. Blair Dunn, Shithu Krishna.
2004, Lion's Gate Water v. Gale Norton. Complaint for Preliminary and Permanent Injunction, Declaratory Judgment and Writ of Mandamus to enforce acceptance by Lion's Gate Water of the statutory and mandatory offer of the Secretary of the Interior to contract for 18,000 acre feet of exchange water under 43 U.S.C. 1524(f). Filed Pro Se August 18, 2004. Dismissed without prejudice on non-dispositive grounds.
2008, William M. Turner v. New Mexico State Engineer. Inspection of Public Records Suit to for State Engineer to provide a copy of Permit Number 8 whereby the U.S. Government claimed to own the water rights in the Lower Rio Grande. An Application is converted to a Permit with the signature of the Territorial or State Engineer approving the application on the obverse side of the application. Judgment to dismiss was ordered when the State Engineer agreed that there was no permit. William M. Turner, Pro Se.
1995, Rio Fernando de Taos Acequias v. U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service. Expert services in opposition to water rights claimed by government for water stored in stock ponds. Atty: Fred Walz (dec.), Northern New Mexico Legal Defense Fund.
1988, Robert E. Marsh et al. v. Herbert Goldman, et al., Complaint for Securities Violations, Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty. CIV88-1034JP, Suit for rescission of investment. Suit dismissed with prejudice. William M. Turner, Pro Se.
1986, Acoma Tribe v. State of New Mexico. Expert hydrogeologist and Hydrogeochemistry for State of New Mexico. Also carried out archival, technical and forensic work in: agricultural water use, mineralogy of soils, social anthropology, ethnology, historical water use and linguistics. Settled out of court. Attorney: Jay Stein, Simms and Stein, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1981, William M. Turner v. James Watt. C82-0174A, (566 F. Supp. 87) U.S. District Court, D. Utah, Central Division. Complaint for trial de novo before U.S. District Court for District of Utah, Chief Judge Aldon J. Anderson, Chief Judge, presiding concerning denial of the issuance of an oil and gas lease. Appeared Pro Se. Decision in favor of James Watt.
1980, Levine v. American Quasar Petroleum. Appeared as class representative in FRCP 23 suit representing 2000 plaintiffs before Judge Singleton of U.S. District Court for Texas in Houston regarding the roll up of limited partnership units into common stock of Conquest Petroleum, Inc. Suit settled out of court in favor of plaintiffs.
1979, Jicarilla Tribe v. City of Albuquerque et al. Appeared as surface water expert for Jicarilla Tribe in U.S. District Court for New Mexico before Judge H. Verne Payne. Conducted computer modeling of the Rio Grande and its reservoir systems. Decision in favor of the Jicarilla Tribe. Affirmed by 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Atty: Lester K. Taylor, Esq (dec.) and Bob Nordhaus (dec.) Nordhaus, Haltom, Taylor, Taradash and Frye, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
California District Courts:
2002, Running Springs v. Crystal Geyser (CV-00-0026984) Superior Court of the State of California, County of Inyo. Breach of Contract for failure to deliver bulk supplies of water. Provided expert testimony on the valuation of bulk water and valuation of a bottled water business. Settled out of court.
New Mexico Supreme Courts:
2009, Lion's Gate Water v. State Engineer (D-CV-2007-00328). State Engineer interlocutory appeal disputing the ability of the State Engineer to bifurcate action on an application and the legality of LGW's notice published in the Silver City Gazette without concurrence of the State Engineer. Also scope of review of District Court in a de novo appeal of State Engineer action. Oral argument heard April 23, 2009. December 2, 2009 decision in favor of State Engineer. Remand to District Court for determination of water availability. Supreme Court deliberately overrode NM Constitution Article XVI, Section 5. Legislative intent in creating this section was well documented but Supreme Court chose to ignore it and create its own fiction pointing out their corruptibility and willingness to trash the legal system of New Mexico if following the law leads away from their pre-determined philosophical and socialistic desired result. Decision on December 2, 2009 to remand to district court on grounds that the only matter before the district court is whether unappropriated water exists. To reach its decision, the Supreme Court re-wrote history when it refused to follow the dictates of the Legislature in the enactment of N.M. Const. art. XVI § 5. Motion to Compel Discovery. Dismissed by District Court on sua sponte Motion which was appealed and returned to the District Court for further action. Attorney Robert S. Simon.
2008, Lion's Gate Water Application for Writ of Certiorari (CV-2007-00596) for interlocutory appeal in re Application of Lion's Gate Water for Up To 372,000 acre feet of unappropriated Rio Grande water. Writ of Cert. denied. Motion for Reconsideration filed. Writ of Cert. granted. Brief -in-Chief due May 10, 2011. Hearing held. Writ of Certiorari Quashed for Improvidence. Motion to Reinstate the Writ of Certiorari was filed and denied. On June 23, 2011, Motion for Recall of the Supreme Court's Mandate for Fundamental Error was filed. LGW expects this to be denied as well. Hearing demonstrated abysmal ignorance of the Justices regarding legislative approval of aquifer storage and retrieval projects and total ignorance of several ASR projects already approved by State Engineer. Further the Court demonstrated its determination to deprive litigants due process by failing to state that appeals from the State Engineer are de novo as cases originally docketed and the Rules of Civil Procedure apply. Further they affirmed by their twisted dismissal that the courts must not provide non-movant with the benefit of the doubt. They also affirmed that as a case originally docketed no answer is required from the defendant and no 12(B) motions are needed prior to filing a Motion for Summary Judgment. Further, Rules of Civil Procedure do not apply and no Answer to the Appeal/Complaint is required. Their actions turn due process on its head. Further, this case demonstrates how seven men and women who are completely ignorant as to the science of water conservation can set water conservation back by 50 years and allow the waste of another 20 million acre feet. Waste of the water from Elephant Butte Reservoir of over 296,000 acre feet in 1907 from a full reservoir was documented and published as far back as 1917 by the Chief Engineer of the U.S. Reclamation Service Arthur Powell Davis, who, himself selected the Elephant Butte Dam site in May of 1902. Applicant filed Motion for Reconsideration which was denied. The Supreme Court issued their Mandate. LGW filed a Motion to Recall the Mandate pointing out that the District Court never allowed the development of a complete record and LGW's due process Constitutional Rights were violated in such a manner as to shock the conscience of the public. The Supreme Court sent the record proper back to the Appeals Court for immediate destruction so as to leave no trace of the case within the record of the Court. No opinion was ever issued as to provide a record that the case ever existed. LGW rescued the Record Proper from the jaws of the shredder and is proceeding further under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement for gross discriminatory measures by the New Mexico State Engineer, an agency of the New Mexico Executive Branch of Government and the New Mexico Judicial Branch of Government.
2002, New Mexico Attorney General v. William Turner as Natural Resources Trustee for New Mexico, Application for Writ of Mandamus. Granted. Attorney General's usurpation of the Trustee authority resulted in loss of a $3 billion damage claim. Trustee represented by Trustee in court proceedings.
1999, William M. Turner as Trustee for Manzano Resources v. Hydro Source, Inc. Also. Turner v. Bassett (NM 1st D.Ct., D-0101-CV-99-01917) Complaint for quiet title to water rights. Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of Hydro - Source Order of the District Court reversed on appeal (September 23, 2003) and remanded. Writ of Certiorari granted by New Mexico Supreme Court. Oral arguments February 2004. Decision of Appeals Court Overturned in part (March 7, 2005). Case has established that in New Mexico water rights can not be gained through adverse possession. Also determined that the Statute of Frauds is dead with regard to water rights that are considered real property. Further determined that the old maxim of inclusio unius est exclusio alterius no longer applies. Attys: Elizabeth Taylor and Jolene McCaleb. Esqs. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
New Mexico Court of Appeals
2013, Appeal by Attorney General (App Ct. Docket No. 31,041 from decision by Judge Valerie Huling in New Mexico Board of Licensure v. William Turner (D202-CV-2010-03823), finding that the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District and the New Mexico Board of Licensure had violated the First Amendment Rights to free speech of William M. Turner. Appeals Court upheld the decision of the District Court on April 24, 2013. Decision Published. Final Order of Dismissal issued. Attorney: Martin Threet and Blair Dunn
2009, Appeal from Motion for Summary Judgment in Lion's Gate Water v. New Mexico State Engineer (NM 13th D. Ct. D314-CV-06-765) granted to the New Mexico State Engineer on June 11, 2009. Decision of Court of Appeals to affirm District Court and to ignore the Supreme Court's December 2, 2009 decision in Lion's Gate Water v. State Engineer (D-CV-2007-00328) Motion for Reconsideration filed and Writ of Cert. granted.
2008, Interlocutory Appeal in MRGCD v. Turner (CV-88-84157) an action to remove William Turner from the Board of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. Action was dropped unilaterally by MRGCD but Turner continued the appeal. MRGCD's Motion to drop the appeal was denied by the Appeals Court. Appeals Court dismissed Interlocutory Appeal on grounds that the MRGCD had no standing to file its original action and as a consequence, the Conservancy Court has no jurisdiction and did not have jurisdiction to hear or consider any pleadings whatsoever. Respondent Turner has filed his Motion to Dismiss and he seeks restitution of all costs and fees. Remanded back to the District Court. MRGCD moved to dismiss which was granted by District Court without costs.
2008, Lion's Gate Water (CV-96-888) appeal from disallowance of LGW's Petition for Intervention in the Lower Rio Grande Adjudication. Appeal denied based on inability of Turner, the Trustee, to represent LGW and not on the merits.
New Mexico District Courts:
2014, WaterBank v. Clarence and Camilla Sanchez. Debt and Money. Suite seeks payment of real estate commission earned and consulting fees charged when defendants entered into a fraudulent sales contract with a ready willing and able buyer having represented that water rights were free of liens and encumbrances and that later turned out to be untrue. Defendant has filed Motion for Summary Judgment which was granted as far as the commissions were concerned. This will be appealed. Defendant is now trying to expand the case into a class action suit in order to victimize WestWater. Motion is pending on October 20, 2015. Attorney A. Blair Dunn, Dori Richards, and Shithu Krishna, Esq.
2012, Henry and Kimberly Van Eck v. Daniel Metcalf, Billy C. Hawkins, and William Turner, Trustee and Lion's Gate Water. D-202-CV-08834. Suit seeking recovery and damages in the sale of water rights by Billy Hawkins (dec.) and Daniel Metcalf, his agent, where Lion's Gate Water bought the water rights and paid 100 percent of the sale price to attorney for Billy Hawkins and Metcalf directed the payment of proceeds which were in the hands of Seller's attorney. Turner and Lion's Gate Water dismissed with prejudice. Hawkins filed for bankruptcy and District Court suit was dismissed. Hawkins died in 2015 and case has been dismissed. Attorneys, Martin E. Threet and Robert Simon.
2012, John McCauley v. Santa Fe County. TRO and Preliminary Injunction filed against Santa Fe County for destruction of irrigation ditch. Qualified as an expert on geology, aerial photo-grammetry, irrigation. TRO dissolved and injunction denied with order against Santa Fe County to repair irrigation ditch when construction was completed. Attorney. Martin Threet, Jr. & A. Blair Dunn.
2010, William M. Turner v. Rozella Bransford and John D'Antonio, New Mexico State Engineer (D-307-CV-201000775). Suit filed in Third Judicial District requesting that the State Engineer produce a copy of oft referred to State Engineer Permit No. 8 that supposedly authorized the construction of the Rio Grande Project and Elephant Butte Dam and B.M. Hall reservoir. State Engineer filed for dismissal on five grounds. Judge Jerald Valentine granted the Motion. Turner filed Motion for Reconsideration for Error of the Court. At hearing State Engineer attorney stated that the State Engineer had given Turner everything they had. Turner responded by stating that the State Engineer had not produced the only document he requested. Judge Valentine sided with Turner and requested the State Engineer file a Supplemental Motion to their Motion to Dismiss stating that the State Engineer did not have the permit. Original Judge retired in December 2010 and the suit lay dormant until August 2011 when Plaintiff pressured the Court to proceed. Judge Manuel Arrieta was assigned to the case. Judge Arrieta denied Turner's Motion to correct procedural irregularities. Final Hearing was November 29, 2011. Final Order dismissed the case with prejudice but not before, entering into the record statements from State Engineer attorneys that no Permit 8 existed. Turner Pro Se.
2010, Anaya v. New Mexico State Engineer. Adjudication of Santa Fe River Water Rights before the First Judicial District Court for Jane Petchesky and Henry McKinley (Sub-Files 37.1 and 37.1A), Provided primary legal guidance and served as Expert Witness. Hearing was January 23, 2012. Trial, July 21-25, 2012. Attorneys: Robert S. Simon, Esq., Martin Threet, Esq, and A. Blair Dunn, Esq. for the Defendants.
2007, Lion's Gate Water v. New Mexico State Engineer. Appeal and complaint for trial de novo as an originally docketed case from an Order of the State Engineer denying application for 14,000 acre feet of water from the Gila River. Interlocutory appeal filed by the State Engineer over legitimacy of State Engineer's bifurcation of issues and legality of Notice published by LGW after State Engineer failed to prepare Notice. Oral argument heard by the Supreme Court on April 13, 2009. Decision in favor of the State Engineer rendered December 2, 2009 with remand back to the District Court. Attorney: Lee Peters, Esq.
2007, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District v. William M. Turner (NM 2nd D. Ct., D202-CV-88-14157) Suit for Declaratory Judgment to determine the validity of the MRGCD "water bank." Filed July 3, 2006 in attempt to shop for favorable judge. Dismissed for improper venue. Re-filed July 20, 2007 without permission of MRGCD Board of Directors. Motion for Stay in Proceedings authorized by the MRGCD Board on July 23, 2007. Consolidated with D202-CV-2007-02871. Motion for dismissal for failure to prosecute filed and denied. On May 29, 2009, the MRGCD Board adopted new Rules for its water bank thereby making the cause of action moot. On July 13, 2009, MRGCD Board voted to dismiss suit. MRGCD attorneys failed to file a Motion to lift the stay. Suite was dismissed over objections of Turner for failing to reach the merits of the case.
2007, Andrew Leo Lopez, William M. Turner, Conservancy Association, v. Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, (NM 2nd D. Ct., D-202-CV-200704228) Suit for Temporary Restraining Order for violation of the Equal Protection Clause, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and the Federal Voting Rights Act. Judge: Clay Campbell. Attorney Mark Jarmie. Filed May 14, 2007. Appeal of decision of the District Court dropped pro se as to William Turner.
2007, New Mexico State Engineer v. Elephant Butte Irrigation District et al., (NM D. 3rd D. Ct. D307-CV-888) Motion for Intervention in the Lower Rio Grande Adjudication on behalf of Lion's Gate Water. Filed June 14, 2007. William M. Turner Pro Se. Judge Jerald Valentine. Motion denied December 15, 2007. Appeal taken and Petition to Appear Amicus Curiae filed and denied but with permission to file motions for amicus curiae in the future. Motion for Amicus Curiae filed and heard on July 27, 2010 which was opposed by the State Engineer and taken under advisement by the Court and is ending as of November 2, 2015.
2007, William M. Turner v. Jose Otero, Augusta Meyers, James Roberts, Jimmy Wagner, Gary Perry, Members of the Board of Directors of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), Charles DuMars, Esq. and Tanya Scott, Esq., General Counsel for the MRGCD, and Subhas Shah, Chief Engineer of the MRGCD (NM 2nd D. Ct. D202-CV-2007-02871). Suite for Preliminary and Permanent Injunction for violations of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act. Charles DuMars filed Motion to Dismiss. Turner filed Motion to Disqualify DuMars as counsel. Depositions set by Turner for early May 2007. Filed March 30, 2007, Judge Ted Baca. William M. Turner, Pro Se. Dismissed with prejudice by agreement of the parties.
2006, Lion's Gate Water v. New Mexico State Engineer (NM 13th D. Ct. D-314-CV-06-765 re-filed as D-1329-CV-07-596) Appeal and complaint of Order Granting Summary Judgment Denying LGW the right to trial as a case as originally docketed pursuant to N.M. Const. art. XVI, § 5 under its application to salvage of 372,000 acre feet of evaporative loss from Elephant Butte, Cochiti, and Caballo Reservoirs. Venue changed to 13th Judicial District in Sandoval County. Re-filed nunc pro tunc in May, 2007. Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed for failure to Answer or file Rule 12B motions. Motion denied on April 25, 2008. Interlocutory appeal certified by Judge Eichwald. Interlocutory appeal denied by Appeals Court. Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed with Supreme Court. Writ of Certiorari denied by NM Supreme Court. State Engineer Motion for Summary Judgment granted by Judge Eichwald despite a plethora of uncontested documentary facts refuting the allegation in the Motion. An example of blind deference to the position of a state agency and application of the Chevron Rule rather than deference to the non-moving party. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law filed February 6, 2009. Click here to read the LGW Findings of Fact. Motion for Reconsideration was filed with Hearing on June 11, 2009 and denied. Final Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Order entered September 15, 2009 that recites the State Engineer findings. Appeal was taken. Judge changed from William Sanchez to George Eichwald. Attorney: Robert S. Simon, Esq. and A. Blair Dunn, Esq.. Appeal to the Appeals Court was denied. Motion for Writ of Certiorari filed with the Supreme Court which was denied. Motion for Reconsideration was filed which was granted. Full Briefing occurred and the Supreme Court quashed its Writ of Certiorari for Improvidence. Motion for Recall of the Write of Mandate was filed and dismissed. Motion for Reconsideration for Multiple Fundamental Error was filed and dismissed. No memorandum opinion was ever prepared by the Supreme Court for their egregious and abusive behavior. 2006, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District v. William M. Turner (NM 2nd D. Ct, 88-14157) Motion for Removal of William Turner as a Director of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Board and Injunctive Relief., Filed July 3, 2006, Judge Ted Baca. Interlocutory Appeal granted by the New Mexico Appeals Court over question of applicability of statute and process to be used in removal of an elected Board Member. Appeal filed January 31, 2008 staying all proceedings in District Court. MRGCD Board voted to terminate law suit February 11, 2008 resulting in non-suit. April, 2009, the Appeals Court Dismissed Interlocutory appeal by questioning the standing of the MRGCD to bring the suit in the first place resulting in non-suit. Further, Turner believes Judge Baca has no jurisdiction over the suit. Motion has been filed for dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and attorney's fees and costs The motion was denied by Judge Baca September 1, 2009 and the suit was dismissed upon motion of the MRGCD without reaching the merits which demonstrates that the MRGCD had no interest in reaching the merits of the case but merely intended to harass Turner for speaking out against corruption at the MRGCD. http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/larry_barker/larrybarker_krqe_albuquerque_fake_retirement_rakes_major_payout_2009030923110 Attorneys: Martin Threet & Associates, A. Blair Dunn, Esq., and Robert Simon, Esq.2006, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District v. William M. Turner (NM 7th D. Ct., D-0725-CV-2006-106) Suite for Declaratory Judgment to determine the validity of the MRGCD "water bank." Filed July 3, 2006. Court has ordered MRGCD to provide Motion for Summary Judgment at Hearing, Turner has filed Motion for Joinder of New Mexico State Engineer and New Mexico Attorney General as Indispensable Parties which was denied by the Court. MRGCD has filed Motion for Summary Judgment. Case dismissed sua sponte for lack of jurisdiction. MRGCD Motion for Reconsideration denied. Judge Mathew Reynolds. MRGCD re-filed the case in the First Judicial District and filed Motion for Continuance pending review by the MRGCD of their water bank policies. Suit was dismissed on Motion from the MRGCD with no attempt to reach the merits of the case but simply to harass Turner. William Turner Appearing Pro Se and Robert Simon, Esq..2005, William M. Turner v. Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (NM 2nd D. Ct., 202-D-CV-2005-03219) Petition for Declaratory Judgment. Petitioner is a candidate for the Board of Directors of the MRGCD whose qualifications are being challenged by the MRGCD. William Turner Appearing Pro Se. Suite dismissed for lack of jurisdiction on May 19, 2005, Suite dismissed June 6, 2005. Appeal filed June 8, 2005. Judge William Lang. Appeal withdrawn. Petitioner sworn into office.
2005, New Mexico Motor Speedway, Inc. Debtor, v. R&B, LLC, et al. Plaintiffs, v. New Mexico Motor Speedway, Inc. Case No. 11-05-14845SA, Adversary No. 05-1199S, William M. Turner, Pro Se and Dan Behles, Esq.. Plan approved and disposition of property favorable to Turner approved December 2006. Case dismissed with prejudice.
2004, Lion's Gate Water v. New Mexico State Engineer (NM 6th D.Ct., CV-2003-73), Appeal from State Engineer Hearing Unit for denial of unopposed Motion to Vacate Limitation Order. Atty: Lee Peters, Hubbert & Hernandez, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Appeal denied and remanded to State Engineer for hearing. Hearing set for April 30, 2007 vacated.
2004, Lion's Gate Water v. New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, William M. Turner, as Trustee (NM 6th D. Ct., D-202-CV-2004-02066), Suite to compel compliance of the ISC with the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, filed March 29, 2004 in Second Judicial District of New Mexico. Suite settled in mediation May 4, 2005 to satisfaction of LGW. Settlement in the amount of $20,000. Motion filed to enforce against the ISC. Case closed. Judge Theresa Baca. Attorneys Fees awarded to LGW. Atty: Cody Kelly, Esq.
2003, Lion's Gate Water v. New Mexico State Engineer, Appeal from State Engineer summary rejection of Application to Appropriate the Unappropriated Surface Waters of the State of New Mexico from the Gila River and denial of Constitutional due process. Remanded to State Engineer for Administrative Hearing. Atty: Lee Peters, Hubbert & Hernandez, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
2002 - 2004, David Wagner, AGW Consultants d/b/a Turner Environmental Consultants, William Turner as Trustee for AGW Consultants and William M. Turner Individually (NM 2nd D.Ct., D 0202-CV-2002-4107) alleging fraudulent conversion. Worker's Compensation suit against Turner individually and as Trustee were dismissed by WCJ for failure to show that AGW was Turner's alter ego and by the District Court under the doctrine of collateral estoppel. Suit against AGW dismissed on sua sponte order of the court for lack of prosecution. Suit reinstated upon plea from Attorney for Plaintiff that he never received notice. Case against AGW Consultants dismissed with prejudice October, 2006. Atty: William Turner Pro Se for Turner, James Beam for AGW and Cody Kelly for Turner, individually and as Trustee.
2002 - 2006, R.R.& B. LLC v. New Mexico Motor Speedway, et al. (NM 2nd D.Ct., D-202-CV- 2002-03194) Quiet title action intended to void a water supply agreement between WestWater Resources and Plaintiffs. Bankruptcy filed for in 2005 by NMMS. William Turner Pro Se for WestWater Resources and AGW Consultants. Suite dismissed with prejudice December, 2006.
1999, William M. Turner as Trustee for AGW Consultants v. Gay Lynn Doty (NM 2nd D.Ct., D-202-CV-99-01350). Action to recover embezzled funds. Judgment for plaintiff in excess of $30,000 plus interest. Attorney Josh Sims, Esq, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1999, William M. Turner as Trustee for Manzano Resources v. Hydro Source, Inc. (NM 1st D.Ct., D-0101-CV-99-01917)Complaint for quiet title to water rights. Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of Hydro - Source Order of the District Court reversed on appeal (September 23, 2003) and remanded. Writ of Certiorari granted by New Mexico Supreme Court. Oral arguments February 2004. Decision of Appeals Court reversed in favor of Hydro-Source March 1905. Atty: Elizabeth Taylor, Esq. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1999, William M. Turner as Trustee for AGW Consultants v. Deke Noftsker. Complaint quantum meruit. Mediated settlement. Atty: Joseph Romero, Esq, Martin Threet & Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1993, San Pedro Neighborhood Association v. Lac Minerals, Expert witness in trial de novo in protest against issuance of a dewatering permit. Stipulated settlement. Atty: Lester K. Taylor, Esq., Nordhaus, Haltom, Taylor, Taradash and Frye, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1989, Manzano Resources v. K & A Oil Corporation. (NM 2nd D. Ct. D-202-89-01714) Appearing Pro Se as Trustee of Manzano Resources for debt and money due and fraudulent conversion. Suit abandoned because of insolvency of defendant.
1985, Beehive Insulation v. Titan Engineering, Inc.. (NM 9th D. Ct. 85-CV29442) Appeared Pro Se on lien claim before Judge Fred T. Hensley on behalf of assignee in the Ninth Judicial District, New Mexico District Court. Settled out of court favorable to assignee.
1977, Pettis (cross claimant) v. Garcia Drilling Co.. Appeared on behalf of Petis before Judge Baca, Second Judicial District. Decision for Pettis. Atty: Ron Taylor, Esq., Albuquerque, New Mexico
1972, Coffey Drilling Co. v. American Recreational Properties Inc.. Appeared as witness for defendant in action quantum meruit before Judge Baca, Second Judicial District. Decision for money due in favor of plaintiff. Atty: Orville McCallister, Esq., Placitas, New Mexico
New Mexico Metropolitan Court
2004 - WestWater Resources v. Eric Whetstone. Suit quantum meruit for money due. Decision by default against Defendant and domesticated in Pennsylvania. Appeared Pro Se.
Texas District Court
1999, William M. Turner as Trustee for AGW Consultants, v. Playa Energy and Minerals. (151st Judicial District, Harris County, Texas, No. 99-23314) Complaint quantum meruit. Settled in favor of AGW Consultants for 100 cents on the dollar. Atty: Marc Grossberg, Esq., Houston, Texas
1998, Holt v. Shell Oil Company. Appeared as witness for Plaintiff in suit for environmental damages resulting from ground-water contamination. Settlement in excess of $20 million for the Plaintiff. Atty: Craig Lewis, Esq., Gallagher, Downey, Lewis and Bill Rosch, Esq. Roche and Ross, Houston, Texas
Federal Trade Commission:
1974, FTC v. Horizon Corporation. Appeared as witness for Horizon Corporation.
Federal Administrative Hearings:
1987, Expert witness in Arbitration Proceedings between U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Goodyear Aerospace regarding trichloroethylene contamination at the Litchfield Superfund site.
1994, Community Assistance Foundation v. Rural Utility Service of USDA. Appeared as Trustee for CAF in protest of denial for funding by RUS. Decision in favor of CAF on appeal. Pro Se
New Mexico State Engineer's Office:
2016, Report supporting water rights for the Faykus property below the Elephant Butte Dam.
2015, Application for new appropriation of water in the Capitan Basin for purpose of developing source of water for oil and gas exploration. Client confidential.
2009, In Re: Application of Hacienda Mobile Home Park to transfer water rights from Arroyo Hondo. Expert witness for Applicants. Application withdrawn on August 24, 2009 for bad faith practices of the State Engineer attorneys and Hearing Examiner which would have led to a futile and biased hearing at great cost to the client..
2005, Lion's Gate Water v. Thomas and Susan Cook. LGW protest of application to transfer water rights in the Gila-San Francisco Basin for failure to disclose water conservation measures. W. Turner, Pro Se. Case settled upon presentment of affidavit by applicant that stated that all water conservation features required by State Law had been installed.
2005, Lion's Gate Water v. The Bialziks. LGW protested the application to transfer water rights in the Gila-San Francisco Basin for failure to incorporate water conservation measures in their application. W. Turner Pro Se. Protest settled upon Agreement with Bialzik's to adhere to the Universal Pluming Code adopted by the State of New Mexico that requires low flow plumbing fixtures.
2005, Lion's Gate Water v. Phelps Dodge Corporation, LGW protested application of Phelps Dodge Corporation to transfer water from the Bill Evans reservoir on the Gila River to an unspecified move to location for unspecified purposes and for failure to disclose water conservation methods, goals and objectives in conformance with the New Mexico State Water Plan. Atty.: Lee Peters, Hubert and Hernandez, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Pending.
2003, Lion's Gate Water v. State Engineer, Hearing November 17, 2005 on State Engineer's Motion for Summary Judgment to reject the Lion's Gate Water application to appropriate up to 392,000 acre feet of unappropriated Rio Grande water. Motion granted. Appeal will be taken to New Mexico District Court as a case originally docketed pursuant to NM Const. art. XVI § 5.
2003, Boekman v. The Associación de Acéquias Norteñas de Rio Arriba, Expert witness representing Boekman. Atty: Elizabeth Taylor, Esq. Wolfe - Taylor - McAleb, P.A., Albuquerque, New Mexico
2003, Chapman v. State Engineer, Expert witness representing Chapman in a res adjudicata where State Engineer has reversed himself on prior Stipulation entered in State v. Meyers et al. 64 N.M. 186, 326 Pd 1075. Atty: Elizabeth Taylor, Esq., Wolfe - Taylor - McCaleb, P.A., Albuquerque, New Mexico
2003, Baca v. State Engineer Expert witness in validation of water rights. Atty: Elizabeth Taylor, Esq. Wolfe - Taylor, McAleb, P.A., Albuquerque, New Mexico
2003, In re Trigg. Expert witness in validation of water rights. Atty: Elizabeth Taylor, Esq., Wolfe - Taylor, McAleb, P.A., Albuquerque, New Mexico. Case dropped by Plaintiff on favorable pre-hearing opinion of the State Engineer.
2003, State Engineer v. Lion's Gate Water, Expert witness in application by Lion's Gate to appropriate 48,000 acre feet of unappropriated water on the Gila River including 18,000 acre feet including evaporation of Central Arizona Project Water. Atty: Lee Peters, Esq., Hubbert & Hernandez, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
2003, Lion's Gate Water v. State Engineer, Hearing HU-03-029, Expert witness and Plaintiff over denial of application to appropriate the unappropriated waters of the Rio Grande. Representative, William M. Turner, Trustee, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2003, Woods v. New Directions Dairy, Inc.. Expert witness in protest of Woods over construction of new wells by New Directions Dairy, Inc., Atty: Joel Carson, Esq., Hinkle Law Firm, Roswell, New Mexico. Case settled by agreement between parties on advice of Turner.
1999, Entranosa Water and Wastewater Cooperative. Represented Horton Water Company, Inc., in opposition to application by EWWC to appropriate 2,400 acre feet of ground-water from the Estancia Basin. Decision Pending. Atty: Lester K. Taylor, Esq., Nordhaus, Haltom, Taylor, Taradash and Frye, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1998, Horton Water Company, Inc.. Represented HWC in hearing in support of an application for an annual ground-water appropriation of 2,615.7 acre feet and enlarged area of service. Application partly approved. Atty: Lester K. Taylor, Esq., Nordhaus, Haltom, Taylor, Taradash and Frye, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1997, Los Pastores Subdivision v. State Engineer. Represented Plaintiff in hearing for transfer of water rights. Decision in favor of protestant. Application denied. Atty: William Aldrich, Esq., Albuquerque, New Mexico
1992, San Pedro Neighborhood Association v. Pegasus Gold Corporation. Appeared for SPNA in opposition to application for permit to pump 122 acre-feet of water from an exploration tunnel. Decision in favor of San Pedro Neighborhood Association. Atty: Lester K. Taylor, Esq., Nordhaus, Haltom, Taylor, Taradash and Frye, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1989, Santa Fe Basin Water Users Association v. Public Service Company of New Mexico. Appeared for SFBWUA in opposition to application for 2000 acre feet of new appropriation from the Santa Fe River. Decision in favor of Santa Fe Basin Water Users Association. Atty: Hunter Geer, Esq. (Ltd.) , Albuquerque, New Mexico
1987, Metropolitan Investments v. Acequia de la Madera. Appeared for Acequia de la Madera. Decision in favor of Metropolitan Investments on legal grounds.
1987, In re. Sierra Los Piños Property Owners Association. Appeared for SLP. Decision favorable to Sierra Los Piños.
1985, In re. MJB Partnership. Appeared for MJB. Application for water rights partly approved. Renewed application pending. Atty: Lester K. Taylor, Esq.(dec.), Nordhaus, Haltom, Taylor, Taradash and Frye, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1985, Agua de la Madera v. La Madera Water Users Association. Appeared for Agua de la Madera. Decision against La Madera Water Users Association on legal grounds.
1977, Agua Fria Water Users Assn. v. Public Service Company of New Mexico. Appeared for plaintiff-protestant. Decision for Agua Fria Water Users Assn.
1976, Hill v. Sandia Tramway Co. Appeared for Sandia Tramway Company. Decision for Sandia Tramway Co. Atty: Robert Nordhaus, Esq. of Nordhaus, Haltom, Taylor, Taradash and Frye, Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission:1999, Application of the Edgewood Water Cooperative for permission to purchase Edgewood Water Utility, Inc., Represented protestant Horton Water Company. Proposal defeated.
New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration:
1999, David Wagner v. AGW Consultants d/b/a Turner Environmental Consultants and William M. Tuner Individually and as Trustee: Appeared Pro Se on behalf of William Turner, Individually and as Trustee in Worker's Compensation suit. Decision in favor of Turner both individually and as trustee. Turner found not to be the alter ego of AGW. Decision against AGW appealed to New Mexico Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of the legislative cap on attorneys fees. Decision in favor of AGW and the cap on attorneys fees. Atty: James Beam, Esq. for AGW, William Turner, Pro Se, for William Turner, Individually and as Trustee. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Supreme Court.
New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers
2009, Complaint against William M. Turner by Subhash Shah as dictated to his agent Dennis Domrzalski (former Public Information Officer) for practicing engineering without a license. The New Mexico Board of Professional Licensure issued a Notice of Contemplated Action in Case No. 7-7-35. The case is an effort by the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) to intimidate and violate the First Amendment Rights of a non-engineer, lay citizen and publicly elected official where the Chief Engineer of the MRGCD is also the Chairman of the Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers. Initial hearing scheduled for May 20, 2009 was cancelled. Attorney General has failed to produce a proper privilege log for withheld material. Motions to Dismiss Case, Dismiss Hearing Officer for Cause, and to Produce Complete Privilege Log filed and all denied. Prosecuting Attorney Eric Miller and Agency director, Edward Ytuarte, refuse to accept pleadings. Complaint filed with Attorney General. Hearings took place November 24 and December 16, 2009. Decision dated February 27, 2009 found Turner guilty of practicing engineering without a license, a statutory misdemeanor, which Turner has appealed to District Court. On January 3, 2011, District Court for the 2nd Judicial District Reversed the decision of the BOL for violation of Turner's 1st Amendment Rights and Denied the Attorney General's request for a Hearing on the matter. The NM Attorney General filed an appeal with the N.M. Court of Appeals and case was fully briefed in February 2012. Appeals Court affirmed the decision of the District Court on April 24, 2013. Attorney for Respondent: Martin Threet, Esq.
Oklahoma Water Resource Board.
Personal Representative for Client in a Hearing before the Oklahoma Water Resources Board in the matter of Application 2011-672. Attorney David Collins and Shithu Krishna.
Oklahoma District Court
September 27, 2013 - City of Enid, Oklahoma v. Lorenz, Freddie, CV-2013-00049 - Expert in Counterclaim: Complaint for Termination of Contract for violation of Rule Against Perpetuities, and Water Law of Oklahoma and for failure to obtain permits from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. Expert Witness. http:/www1.odcr.com/detail?court=006-&casekey=006-CV++1300049. Attorney: David Collins, Shithu Krishna
2011 Candidate for the at-large position of the MRGCD Board of Directors. Endorsement was sought from the Six Middle Rio Grande Pueblos. They had endorsed Turner in 2009 but because there is an Isleta Indian running in my election they chose not to endorse anyone lest they be seen as endorsing a non-Indian against an Indian. This, despite the fact that they also insist that any candidate they support be dedicated to removing current management from office and their Isleta Member has supported the present management in nearly every election cycle and in every vote. In 2015 Executive Director retired.
2005 - 2009, Director, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. The MRGCD was created under the 1923 Conservancy Act and is responsible for water management throughout the Middle Rio Grande - a river length of about 175 miles. Elected on a platform of transparency, accountability, and improved governance.
2002 - 2017, Notary Public.
2016 Participation in selection of 11 student participants in the NMHRP March, 2016 visit to Cuba from New Mexico. Pending.
2012- 2014, Student Selection Judge and Chaperone for the Kreisau Institute Mock International Criminal Court (MICC) in Poland.
1997 - 2003, Created Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Water under Governor Johnson. Gubernatorial appointment. Responsible for developing water policy for New Mexico and advising the Governor.
1995 - 2002, Natural Resource Trustee for State of New Mexico. Statewide responsibilities for air-water-soil-grass-mineral-oil policy and operating issues. Worked with consultants for Natural Resource Damage Claims. Report directly to Governor.
1995, Member, State Engineer Subdivision Regulation Development Committee
1995, Member, Regulation Oversight Committee, New Mexico Environment Department, Underground Storage Tank Bureau
1995, Member, Contractor Qualification Committee, New Mexico Environment Department, Underground Storage Tank Bureau
1995, Member, New Mexico Environmental Alliance, NM Economic Development Department
1994, Opening Panelist, Albuquerque's Water Future, 39th New Mexico Water Conference, November 3 & 4, 1994
1993, Moderator, Roundtable Meeting on New Mexico Water Quality Standards organized by the New Mexico Environment Department, August 17, 1993
1993, "Balancing the Budget and Reducing the Deficit", presented to the Life After Work Senior Expo and Seminar, June 22, 1993.
1993 & 2000 Member, Advisory Board of the New Mexico Foundation for Human Rights and Achievement, Anne Frank in the World Exhibit: 1929-1945 Project.
1993, Reviewer, Preliminary Report of the City of Albuquerque Radioactive Waste Discharge Policy Study Group, March, 1993.
1993, Vice President, Albuquerque Geological Society
1992, Member, Subcommittee of the Underground Storage Tank Board for Contractor Certification requirements.
1992, Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee of Ground Water Protection Act (GWPA) Contractors for development of fee schedules and regulations for program administration.
1992, Presentation on wellhead protection and vulnerability analysis to the annual meeting of the New Mexico Rural Water Users Association.
1992, Presentation on approaches to prevention of ground water contamination to the annual meeting of the Southwest Land Institute.
1991 - 1992, Field Trip Chairman, Albuquerque Geological Society
1991 - 1992, Chairman, Bernalillo County Ad Hoc Committee for Revising County Liquid Waste Ordinance.
1988 - 1990, Member Board of Directors, Shelter Sam International. Organization for establishing programs to deal with the problem of homeless people.
1988, Education committee of the Albuquerque Geological Society to increase awareness of secondary school students of geology and the earth sciences.
1988 - 1989, Bernalillo County Hazardous Material response committee established under Title III of SARA and appointed by Board of County Commissioners to develop Local Emergency Response Plan.
1976 - Present, Invited presentations on pump tests and data analysis as part of courses in Geology and Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico.
1978 - 1988, Proctor for National Water Well Association Well Driller Certification Examinations.
1976 - 1978, Albuquerque, New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board on Water Resources.
1970, Chief Justice of University of New Mexico Student Court.
1970, Graduate Student member of the University of New Mexico search committee for the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
1970, Founding member University of New Mexico Graduate Student Union and originator of the Graduate Student Allocation Fund program.
1965 - 1970, Docent, University of New Mexico Geology Museum. Conducted tours for up to 20,000 students through the Geology Museum,
1965 - 1966, Consultant, Home Education Livelihood Program. Responsible for:
Community development work in northern New Mexico in areas of housing, health care, and education.
Socioeconomic and political analyses of New Mexico communities
Design and implementation of programs to assist rural disadvantaged people and stabilize migrant workers
Interact with Community Action Program community committees
1965 Implementation of the San Jon migrant worker housing program.
1965, Southwest Neighborhood Project of Washington D.C. (Youth Development) Volunteer leader of youth enrichment program for disadvantage youth in Washington, D.C.
1962 - 1964, Peace Corps. Served in Cyprus as geologist/hydrologist with the Water Development Department.
1959 - 1960, Episcopal Church, Troy, New York. Leader of church youth group and community outreach programs.
1956 - 1957, Ground Observer Corps, Huntington, New York. Bravo Lima Three Five Black. Cold War volunteer program to identify and report aircraft in U.S. air space. Post was in northern Long Island, New York.
1955 - 1956, Business Manager, Tiger Inklings, Northport High School. Responsible for selling advertising in school newspaper to local businesses.
INVITED LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY:
1997 - 2010, Testimony before the New Mexico Legislative Committee on Water, Utilities, and Natural Resources on various water-related topics.
1996 - 2002, House and Senate Finance Committees.
1993, Senate Rules Committee, New Mexico State Legislature, 41st Legislature. Testimony in support of Senate Bills 3 and 4 on Term Limits.
1987, U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands of the House Interior Committee, October 1, 1987 regarding storage of San Juan Chama Water in support of House Bill HR-1839
1987, United States Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests on alternatives to surface storage of San Juan-Chama Project water chaired by Senator Pete V. Domenici, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Representative Bill Richardson.
1980, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the U.S. House of Representatives on U.S. Federal oil and gas leasing practices.
1979, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Energy Resources and Material Production of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate (96th Congress, First Session, Pub. 96-89, p. 219, Oct. 12, 1979) chaired by Senator Wendell Ford on U.S. Federal oil and gas leasing practices.
1979, Senate Conservation Committee of the New Mexico State Legislature on ground-water plan of replacement legislation.
1978, Interim Legislative Committee on Natural Resources of the New Mexico State Legislature on ground-water plan of replacement legislation.
1977, Testimony Presented Before the Conservation Committee of the 33rd Legislature of the State of New Mexico on Substitute for State Senate Bill 256. February 22, 1977.
1993, Statement in support of H.R. 1386, The Drunk Driving Prevention Act of 1993, before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice.
2005-2009, Successful candidate for the Board of Directors of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District.
1996, Candidate in general election for New Mexico State Senate from Senate District 13. Defeated.
1995-1996, Syndicated political columnist, Sunmount Syndicate
1993 - 1994, Primary Candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Lost to Colin McMillan in the Primary Election.
1993, Master of Ceremonies, Ross Perot visit to Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico on March 5, 1993 and UWSA visit coordinator in charge.
1992, Chairman, of United We Stand, America of New Mexico, New Mexico Congressional District 1.
1992, New Mexico Vice Chairman of Perot '92 election campaign and Presidential Elector for Ross Perot. Coordinated all field operations.
2016, The Tijeras Decollément, in preparation.
2016, The Adjusted Ryznar Stability Index, in preparation.
1999 - Present, Author of content on the WaterBank.com and AGW Consultants websites
1976, Use of Thermonics in foundation studies in karst terrane, International Symposium on Hydrologic Problems in Karst Regions, Western Kentucky University Press, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
1975, The application of Thermonics to ground-water exploration, Memoirs. International Symposium on the Hydrogeology of Crystalline Rocks, Porto Allegre, Brazil.
1973, The Cyprian Gravity Nappe and the Autochthonous Basement of Cyprus, in Gravity and Tectonics, Wiley Interscience, New York, New York.
1972, Thermal monitoring of leakage through dams, discussion (with D.J. Supkow), Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., v. 83, p. 3543 - 3548.
1972, The Calabrian Touloupos Formation of the Khrysokhou basin of western Cyprus, Revue Quaternaria, Tome XV, ed. Mme. Elena Blanc, Paris, France.
1972, Quaternary sea levels in western Cyprus, Revue Quaternaria, tome XV, ed. Mme. Elena Blanc, Paris, France.
1969, The ground-water resources of the Polis coastal plain, in the Water Resources of Cyprus, United Nations Development Program, Technical Report.
1991, Radon, Home Mechanix Magazine, February, 1991.
1979, New technique locates leaks in tailings pond liners, Engineering and Mining Journal.
1979, New technique locates leaks in waste-water pond liners, Industrial Wastes.
1979, New technique locates leaks in earthen dam embankments, Water Power and Dam Construction.
1979, Oil on troubled waters, Geotimes, v. 23, no. 9, Prague Symposium.
1979, Uranium-tailings disposal, (with G. Kues), Geotimes, v. 23, no. 11, Albuquerque Symposium.
1978, Hot dry rock reviewed, Geotimes, v. 23, no. 7, Los Alamos Symposium.
1976, The Thermonic Channel-Trace method of uranium exploration, Engineering & Mining Journal.
1976, The hydrogeology of great sedimentary basins, Geotimes, v. 21, no. 8, Budapest Symposium.
1975, Hydrogeologists confer on karst, Geotimes, v. 20, no. 11, Huntsville Symposium.
1974, Hydrogeology of volcanic rocks, Geotimes, v. 19, no. 10, (with S. Davis, R. Dingman, and M. Lane).
1965, Heavy Mineral Separation, U.S.G.S. Professional Paper 1803
I have authored more than 300 technical reports dealing with all aspects of hydrogeology, and hydrogeochemistry. Reports have dealt with highly instrumented aquifer-performance tests and data analysis, ground water for space heating, both large scale (4000+ square miles) and small scale ground-water resource evaluations, seepage studies on major earthen dams including Tarbella dam in Pakistan and Wolf Creek dam in Kentucky, water quality and ground-water contamination, ground-water tracer studies; leak detection in lined waste water ponds, results of monitoring programs, waste water discharge plans for industrial and public clients, water well drilling and construction practices, specifications for well drilling equipment, and ground-water inflow into mines, computer modeling of ground-water and surface water flow systems, agricultural water use models, hydrogeochemical models. Reports range in scope from short reports on simple projects to major reports which are on file with the U.S. Geological Survey library in Reston, Virginia and are referenced in bibliographies on the hydrogeology of specific countries or states.
I have also prepared reports dealing with socio-economic matters, analysis of bureaucracies and philosophy of foreign aid programs. Have carried out generic evaluations of U.S. Agency For International Assistant foreign assistance programs and designed major foreign irrigation assistance programs (IMSAR) valued at $40 million.
Fluent: German, Greek
Conversant: French, Spanish
Some Facility: Turkish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic
Studied: Navajo, Keres, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Latin
Computer: Fortran, Basic
Operating Systems: MS-DOS, Windows 3.11, 95, 98, 2000, NT Workstation, XP Pro, Windows 7 & Windows Server 2003.
Spreadsheets: Lotus 1-2-3, Excel
Data bases: Dbase III+, Appleworks, Alpha Four, Foxpro, Access, Paradox
Word Processors: Appleworks, MS-Word, WordPerfect 5.1 & 6.0, Word 97, 2003, Word
Computer Languages: Fortran, Applesoft Basic, IBM-Basic
Compilers: Fortran 77 and QUICKBASIC
Graphics: Grapher 2.0 & 9.0, Surfer 11, Map Viewer, Didger, Designer 4.1, Strater, AutoCad LT 2004, IDRISI, ArcView, Cartalynx, Photo Shop, Photo Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Mapdraw, ArcGIS,et al.
Technical Programs: PLASM, RANDOM WALK, MODFLOW-88 and 96, 2000, GMS, DREAM, CAPZONE, THEIS, SURFER, GRAPHER, DIDGER, MAPVIEW, GEOPACK, GEOEAS, HELP, RISSQ, RITZ, CHEMFLO, WATEQ3, MINTEQA2, PRODEFA2, QUAL-2E, WHPA, VLEACH, PRZM, SOILPROP, HEC-1, HEC-2, TR-55, SESOIL, WHPA, CREAM, AGNIPS, SUTRA, VHS2D, CORPSCON, HYDRUS, Drop Box, EXCELInternet: Front Page 2003, AOL 9.0, Netscape 6.0+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, MS-Office Suite, Nitro, NetContact, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Business Plan Pro 2004, ACT 7.0, Mozilla, Power Point, FileZilla, Access, Drop Box.
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U.S. STATES WORKED IN:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming,
COUNTRIES WORKED IN:
Middle East: Cyprus
Africa: Burkina Faso (ex Upper Volta), Democratic Republic of the Congo
(ex Zaire), Mali, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tunisia, Uganda
Asia: Indonesia, Pakistan
North America: Canada (Alberta), United States, Mexico
South America: Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico
ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES VISITED:
Europe: Yugoslavia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, San Marino,
Denmark, Czechoslovakia, France, Switzerland, San Marino, Luxembourg,
Lichtenstein, Iceland, England, Poland, Turks & Caicos Islands
Middle East: Turkey, Greece, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon
North Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Libya
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria
Asia: Hong Kong, Japan
Central & Latin America: Peru, Panama, Belize, Guatemala, Columbia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cuba
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