Next Generation Water Summit & Santa Fe Saves Water Day

Join us for the upcoming Next Generation Water Summit & Santa Fe Saves Water Day

The annual Next Generation Water Summit virtual technical conference will be held May 19-20 via an online platform, followed by a day of community events on May 21st.   

The theme of this year’s virtual conference is Growth in a Time of Drought. Registration is free for both City and County community members. This annual summit brings together the building and development community, water reuse professionals and water policymakers in a collaborative setting to share best practices and learn about innovative water conservation and water reuse techniques that can be used to comply with water conservation restrictions spreading across the southwest. to register and view the program.

Following the virtual technical conference will be the fun, family-friendly Santa Fe Saves Water Day community event. It will take place at the Railyard Park and other locations on May 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Come learn about rainwater harvesting and how to create a waterwise pollinator garden at your home or business. In addition to the Railyard activities and informational booths, there will be other tour stops as part of Santa Fe Saves Water Day including our very own Water Conservation Demonstration Garden and our Cactus Garden, both located in front of our office, and a Raingarden Tour with Reese Baker of The Raincatcher

Community event attendees will be entered to win a rain barrel. You can “stack” your entries by making each tour stop, i.e. if you attend all three events, you’ll earn three entries. There will be 5 lucky rain barrel winners! Other giveaways include packets of native seeds, shut off nozzles, pollinator resource guide and much more. 

Below is a schedule of events:

Next Generation Water Summit Virtual Conference, May 19-20

Santa Fe Saves Water Day, May 21:

  • Tour the Santa Fe Water Conservation Office’s Demonstration Gardens (located across parking lot from Yoga Source and Midtown Bistro off San Mateo Rd)  8-10am
  • Santa Fe Saves Water Day at the Railyard Park festivities and outdoor education for kids and adults (10-2pm)  
  • Raingarden Tour with Reese Baker of The Raincatcher (2-4pm)

This will be a wonderful outdoor community event filled with water education and information to help Santa Feans learn about planting the most appropriate species for our arid environment that also supports our pollinators like bees and monarch butterflies, to create beautiful waterwise landscapes. We hope you join us! For more information visit