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

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CE Faculty Receive SOE Teaching Awards
April 17, 2017
Two civil engineering faculty members, Dr. Vanessa Valentin and Dr. Jose Cerrato, will receive the 2016-2017 Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from the School of Engineering for their superior accomplishments and service to the School of Engineering. Read More...

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Two Graduate Students Awarded Scholarship from AWWA
April 17, 2017
Kelsey Bicknell and James Fluke are water resources engineering graduate students working with Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez-Pinzon. Read More...

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Dr. Jose Cerrato to Receive Inaugural New Mexico EPSCoR Mentoring Award
April 10, 2017
The NM EPSCoR Mentoring Award is designed to recognize NM EPSCoR participants who not only build relationships with students and support their academic, research, and career endeavors, but also work to create inclusive environments for our diverse students. Read More...