Kenny CalhounKenny Calhoun, GISP

GIS, Data Management

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Email
505-822-9400

Kenny Calhoun, G.I.S.P., is the manager of geographic information systems (GIS) services. He specializes in the development of online GIS-based water well management systems and the coordination of enterprise-wide GIS for well, groundwater, land use, water resources management, and general civil engineering support. He has more than 20 years of experience.

He managed the development of an online water well management system, water well inventory, and groundwater resource evaluation for the University Lands in Texas; online database management systems for the Pueblo de Cochiti, New Mexico; and Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

He was project manager of GPS utility mapping for water, wastewater, and natural gas for the City of Deming, New Mexico, and Doña Ana Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association. He served as technical lead for GIS development of the Southern Ogallala groundwater availability model and Igneous and West Texas Bolsons Aquifers in Texas.

He served as technical expert retained by the United States Justice Department in land encroachment and trespass cases throughout new Mexico and has provided mapping support for water rights applications and litigation related to land use.

He assisted the Pueblo of Acoma with GIS program development, supervised the acquisition of Pueblo GIS data, and developed standard operating procedures.

Mr. Calhoun has worked with a range of clients, including the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA), Taos Soil and Water Conservation District, Interstate Stream Commission (ISC), Pueblo of Jemez Department of Resource Protection, New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), Ute Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Northern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District of Tarrant County (Texas), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Texas Water Development Board.

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  • Education

    M.A., Geography (emphasis in GIS, Remote Sensing, and Water Resource Management), University of New Mexico

    B.A., Geography (emphasis in Physical Geography and GIS), University of New Mexico

  • Registration / Certification

    Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional, GIS Certification Institute

  • Specializations

    Enterprise-wide GIS for well, groundwater, land use, and water resources management

    GPS

    Remote sensing technologies

  • Affiliations

    New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC)

Select Publications and Presentations

Calhoun, K.C. 2015. Developing an online water well management system. Presentation at the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD) quarterly meeting: Austin, Texas, June 3-4, 2015.

Calhoun, K.C. 2014. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) A Powerful Litigation Tool. Presentation at the U.S. Department of Justice Western ACE Meeting: Salt Lake City, Utah, December 3, 2014.

Calhoun, K.C. 2012. Developing a web-enabled GIS database management system for resources management on the Middle Rio Grande. Presentation at the Southwest User’s Group annual conference: Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 10, 2012.

Calhoun, K.C. 2012. GIS/GPS Utility Mapping for the City of Deming NM. Presentation at the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC) Spring Workshop: Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 3, 2012.

Calhoun, K. 2012. Developing a web-enabled GIS database management system for resources management on the Middle Rio Grande. Presentation at the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Spring Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources VII, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 26-28, 2012.

Calhoun, K.C. 2011. Developing a Web-enabled GIS Database Management System for Resource Management. 2011 ESRI International User Conference: San Diego, California, July 13, 2011.

Calhoun, K.C. 2010. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) A Powerful Litigation Tool. Presentation at New Mexico Black Lawyers Association Seminar on Electronic Evidence: Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 2, 2010.

Simco, A., D.B. Stephens, K. Calhoun, and D.A. Stephens. 2010. Historic irrigation and drainage at Priestley Farm by Joseph Elkington and William Smith. Vadose Zone Journal. February 2010.

Stephens, D.B., A. Simco, K. Calhoun, D. Stephens. 2009. Drainage work at Priestley Bog on the Bedford Estate. Presentation at the National Ground Water Association Ground Water Summit. Tucson, Arizona, April 19-23, 2009.

Calhoun, K.C. 2006. GIS technologies as evidence. Presentation at New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar on Evidence in the Courtroom, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 10, 2006.

Calhoun, K.C., N. Sweetland, and J. Sterling. 2005. Innovative tools for internet accessible environmental databases. Presentation at National Ground Water Association’s Groundwater Summit 2005, San Antonio, Texas, April 21, 2005.

Calhoun, K.C. 2004. Groundwater availability modeling, Southern Ogallala Aquifer, Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Article in The Map Legend, Summer Issue 2004, New Mexico Geographic Information Council Inc.

Calhoun, K.C. 2004. Identification of geographic areas suitable for groundwater banking using GIS. Presentation at American Water Resources Association’s 2004 Spring Specialty Conference, GIS and Water Resources III, Nashville, Tennessee, May 19, 2004.

Calhoun, K.C. 2003. Identification of geographic areas suitable for groundwater banking. Poster presentation at American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California. November 2-5, 2003.

Blazer, D.J., K.C. Calhoun, and T.N. Blandford. 2003. Development of the Southern Ogallala groundwater availability model using GIS. In Proceedings of MODFLOW and More, 2003—Understanding through Modeling. Sponsored by International Ground Water Modeling Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, September 16-19, 2003.

Calhoun, K.C. 2003. Identification of geographic areas suitable for groundwater banking. Presentation at ESRI 2003 Users Conference, San Diego, California. July 9, 2003.

Calhoun, K.C. 2003. GIS and water resource applications. Presentation at 2003 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Seminar of Earth and Environmental Science, Socorro, New Mexico, April 9, 2003.

Calhoun, K.C. 2002. Identification of geographic areas suitable for groundwater banking using GIS. Presentation at 2002 ESRI Southwest Users Group Annual Conference, Taos, New Mexico, October 24, 2002.

Calhoun, K.C. 2002. Using GIS for water chemistry analysis. Presentation at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Seminar of Earth and Environmental Science, Socorro, New Mexico, February 20, 2002.

Calhoun, K.C. and B.R. Ryan. 2001. Calculating aquifer depletion using GIS—groundwater availability modeling study in the Southern Ogallala Aquifer. Poster Presentation at New Mexico Geographic Information Council 2001 Fall Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19, 2001.

Calhoun, K.C. 2001. Using GIS for water chemistry analysis. Presentation at New Mexico Geographic Information Council 2001 Fall Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19, 2001.

Jordan, D.L. and K. Calhoun. 2001. Conceptual regrading using 3D GIS to evaluate mine reclamation. In Proceedings of ESRI 2001 Users Conference. July 2001.

Parker, E.A., D. Earley III, R. Marley, T.J. Ward, M.D. Marcus, and K. Calhoun. 2001. Development of a biological criterion-based TMDL for the Red River, New Mexico. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 33, No. 5, April 2001.

Earley, D., E.A. Parker, and K. Calhoun. 2001. GIS-facilitated, hydrogeochemical modeling for mine waste reclamations. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste ’01, Fort Collins, Colorado, January 16-19, 2001.

Calhoun, K.C. 2000. GIS and water resource applications. Presentation at the 2000 Conference of the Intertribal GIS Council, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 2000.