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

tybur casuse

Tybur Casuse Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to Develop Electrochemical Uranium Sensors
April 16, 2018
Tybur Casuse, graduate student in Civil Engineering and the Center for Water and the Environment (CWE), has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Tybur will investigate electrochemical sensors for detection of trace concentrations of uranium and other metals in water from Native American communities in New Mexico. Read More...

blade allen

Undergraduate Student Receives 2017-18 I AM STEM Award
March 19, 2018
Senior Blade M. Allen has received one of the I AM STEM awards from the STEM Collaborative Center at UNM. Read More...

caroline scruggs

Faculty Receive Award from ASCE EWRI
March 12, 2018
Dr. Caroline Scruggs, Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning, and Dr. Bruce Thomson, Professor of Civil Engineering, received the 2018 Best Policy-Oriented Paper award from the ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI). Read More...