HPWA participated in developing a 2016 update to the Mora-San Miguel-Guadalupe Regional Water Plan (Region 8). The Mora-San Miguel-Guadalupe Water Planning Region, which includes Mora, San Miguel, and Guadalupe counties, is one of 16 water planning regions in the State of New Mexico. Regional water planning was initiated in New Mexico in 1987, its primary purpose being to protect New Mexico water resources and to ensure that each region is prepared to meet future water demands. Between 1987 and 2008, each of the 16 planning regions, with funding and oversight from the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (NMISC), developed a plan to meet regional water needs over the ensuing 40 years. The Mora-San Miguel-Guadalupe Regional Water Plan was completed and accepted by the NMISC in 2005, then updated in 2016.