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

zachary stoll

Dr. Zachary Stoll Joins the Center for Water and the Environment as Postdoctoral Fellow
July 11, 2016
Dr. Zachary Stoll has joined the NSF-funded Center for Water and the Environment (CWE) as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Kerry Howe. Read More...

kerry howe

Pressing Water Concerns Discussed at Conference
June 2, 2016
Pressing Water Concerns Discussed at Conference May 26, 2016 Nearly a 140 participants gathered at The University of New Mexico Student Union Building recently to discuss the various water problems facing the state of New Mexico. The conference was sponsored by UNM's Center for Water and the Environment. Read More...

lauren breitner

Graduate Student Awarded Scholarship from AWWA
April 21, 2016
Lauren Breitner is an environmental engineering graduate student working with Dr. Kerry Howe. The project on which they are working, funded by the WateReuse Research Foundation, is focused on trace organic removal with reverse osmosis for water reuse applications. Read More...