DR. WILLIAM M. TURNER
December 27, 2013
Date of Birth: November 21, 1939
Place of Birth: Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Married: 47 years to Regina Aronson
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. 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 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 to 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..
Children: Douglas Turner, President
Agenda-Global (formerly D.W. Turner & Associates,) Public Relations, Political Consultants)
400 Gold Avenue, SW, 12th Floor Dr. L. David Turner
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
U.S. Indian Health Service
Eagle Butte, South Dakota
Adam S. Turner, Screenwriter and Director, Petroleum Landman, and Political Consultant
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 Dissertation (Unpublished): The Geology of the Polis-Kathikas Area, Cyprus, 450pp plus maps and appendices.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 as well as the first elucidation of ocean floor massive sulphide metalogenesis. Mapped greenstone copper sulphide and gold deposits. Mapping of Tethys oceanic crust and basic intrusions. First elucidation of the Cyprian Gravity nappe and serpentinization of ultrabasic dunnites, harzburgites, and norites at the base of the nappe. Copies in U.S. Geological Survey Library, Reston Virginia, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK, Cyprus Geological Survey Department 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.
|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 non-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 equipment 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.
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
1960 (Summer), Junior Geologist, Western Nuclear Corp., Jeffrey City, Wyoming. Mineral exploration and staking of claims.
1959 (Summer), Construction Worker, Fritz Müller Hoch u. Tiefbau, Mönchweiler, Schw. West Germany. Worked on all aspects of construction of residential and commercial projects.
1958 (Summer), Firewall Riveter, Grumman Aviation, Farmingdale, New York. Drilled and riveted titanium firewalls into engine nacelles for Navy S2F submarine -hunter aircraft.
1953 - 1957 (Summer) Bivalve extraction.
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 from Abbottabad, Pakistan for the Water and Power Development Authority of Pakistan.
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 2010.
1980 - Conducted leakage study of the Senator Wash Reservoir near Yuma, Arizona for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
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 been engaged in historical and legal research into the settlement of New Mexico and into the development of water usage throughout the state. He 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 is presently working on water rights litigation in New Mexico, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Oklahoma.
WATER ASSET VALUATIONS:
Valuation of bulk spring water transportation business in California, Client Confidential
Valuation of bottled water business in Maine, Client 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 Confidential
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: 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. 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's 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.
2012 - Present. Certified Water Rights Examiner, Idaho No. 152
1992 - Present. Registered Professional Geologist, Wyoming. Registration No. 307 (5/22/1997)
1992 - Present. Registered Environmental Professional, National Registry of Environmental Professionals. Registration No. 5298.
1972 - Present, Registered Professional Geologist, Idaho. Registration No. 286. (8/15/1972)
2013 - Applicant for Arizona, California, and Maine for Certification for Professional Geologist, Approved for March 7, 2014 ASBOG Exam.
Certified Water Rights Examiner, State of Idaho - No. 152 - September 4, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
Certified Scientist #25, New Mexico Environment Department, Expired 12/31/02 with termination of certification program.
Notary Public, Expires 8/31/15
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
Rotary Drilling - Mud, Air, Cable Tool Drilling, Reverse Rotary Drilling (passed certification examinations given by NWWA)
Certified Instructor on Water Rights by New Mexico Real Estate Commission. May 22, 1987 - 2007
Certified Instructor on Radon by New Mexico Real Estate Commission. June, 1988 - 1993
Certified Operator of devices containing 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, 2013
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.
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 - Present
American Association of Professional Landmen, Member
American Institute of Professional Geologists, Member-1782
American Geological Institute, Member
British Hydrological Society, Member
Cyprus Association of Geologists and Mining Engineers - Honorary Member
Σύνδεσμος Γεωλόγων και Μεταλλειολόγων Κύπρου
Cyprus Association of Geologists and Mining Engineers - Honorary Member
Geological Society of America, Fellow
International Association of Hydrogeologists, 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
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Member
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 Karstic 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.
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 siting 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, 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 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.
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:
2013, 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.
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 water under 43 U.S.C. 1524(f). Filed Pro Se August 18, 2004. Dismissed without prejudice on non-dispositive grounds.
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 hydrogeochemist 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. Atty: 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. 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.), 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. Discovery in progress. 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 pending. 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:
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 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. 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 of 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.
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:
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., 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 Subhas 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.
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.
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.
2013, Student Selection Judge 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. 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
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, 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, Candidate in Primary 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.
2013, The Tijeras Decollément, in preparation.
2013, 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 Khrysochou 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).
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 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 Server 2003, Windows XP Professional
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
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, 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, DIDGER, HYDRUS.Internet: 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, New Mexico, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming
COUNTRIES WORKED IN:
Middle East: Cyprus
Africa: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tunisia, Uganda, Zaire
Asia: Indonesia, Pakistan
North America: Canada (Alberta), United States, Mexico
South America: Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras.
ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES VISITED:
Europe: Yugoslavia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Hungary,
San Marino, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, France, Switzerland, San Marino, Luxembourg, Leichtenstein, Iceland, England, Poland
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
South America: Peru, Panama, Belize, Guatemala, Columbia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
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