The Land and Water Summit

is Under New Management!

After 34 Years of bringing you educational programs, training sessions and conferences on

resource-efficient landscaping and related subjects, the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico

is moving on and handing the reins to Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District!

The conference will still serve the important role of bringing together folks

from different viewpoints together to listen to each other in order to work

together to achieve success in protecting and managing our limited resources.

The Land and Water Summit

will be Virtual in 2021 

We're in the planning stages of the event and will keep you posted as we develop

our agenda, but we're doing our best to ensure the event will be as interesting,

informative, and interactive as possible! 


We'll keep the website updated as we know more, send out emails with new

information as it develops, and you can always email us with questions at: 

The XCNM’s Facebook page has changed its name to

Resiliency in Southwest Landscapes (RSWL)

and can be found at

Join our mailing list and get speaker information in your inbox!

Sponsor Our Summit

  As a 501(c)3 we depend on sponsors to ensure the our Summit reaches a wide audience with the most up-to-date information.

Apply for a Scholarship

  Do you need financial aid to  attend our Summit? Thanks to the Scott Varner Scholarship Fund, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to the summit.

Donate to Support Our Work

Although most of our work focuses on our annual Summit, we continue to work to develop easily accessible xeriscape and water management information for the general public. Donations help us with this work.

Our primary goal is to educate the public about resource conservation and best practices for improving local landscapes.