Center for Water and the Environment
An NSF Crest Center


How watersheds work

Proper watershed management can reduce the impact forest fires and drought, and improve the quality and quantity of water from the Rio Grande headwaters.

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Reverse Osmosis

Advanced treatment technologies can protect our environment and make contaminated water safe for drinking or other purposes.

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Energy and Water

Water Energy

Energy and water are intertwined.  Energy resource development can be limited by the availability of water, and water quality must be protected as energy resources are developed.

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Recent News

jose cerrato

Dr. Cerrato Receives the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER AWARD
February 2, 2017
Dr. Cerrato received the NSF CAREER AWARD which is National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. Read More...


Splish! Splash! Water Day 2017 at UNM
January 17, 2017
Water Day at UNM in April will celebrate Earth Day 2017. Read More...

Water Day at UNM - Playing with Water
January 17, 2017
On November 30, 2017, UNM’s Center for Water and the Environment (CWE), located in the School of Engineering's Department of Civil Engineering, sponsored a Water Day to expose students to hands-on activities related to research with water issues. Read More...