— April 5, 2018
"For the past few years, Newton has worked on the NM WRRI Statewide Water Assessment project. He is working on the development of a soil-water-balance model to estimate groundwater recharge for the entire state of New Mexico. Newton recently said of the effort, “Quantifying groundwater recharge on such a large scale is an extremely difficult task, but it is of vital importance for the management of the state's water supply. I am happy to be involved with this important project.”"