The Water Information Portal is a collaborative effort between the University Library and the Stell Water Ombudsman Program to increase community access to water information in New Mexico.

The Joe M Stell Water Ombudsman Program is a New Mexico state-wide program within the Utton Center at the University of New Mexico School of Law. The Ombudsman Program is named for retired State Representative Joe M Stell from Carlsbad, NM as a tribute to his years of service to the legislature and his knowledge of New Mexico water issues.

The primary mission of the Ombudsman Program is to educate unrepresented (pro se) parties about: 1) why they would want to actively participate in water rights adjudication, and 2) how to participate in an informed and timely fashion. The Ombudsman acts as a third party neutral advisor and can help pro se claimants understand options available to them for responding to pleadings and offers of judgment or consent orders from the state. The Ombudsman does not offer legal advice. For additional information about the Stell Ombudsman Program click here

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