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


UNM receives $5 million, 5-year National Science Foundation grant for water research
August 12, 2019
The University of New Mexico has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue the groundbreaking research that the Center for Water and the Environment has been leading since 2014. Read More...


Longtime civil engineering professor Jerry Hall dies
July 17, 2019
Jerome (Jerry) Hall, a professor emeritus at The University of New Mexico Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, died July 8 at his home in Albuquerque. He was 75. Read More...


School of Engineering receives national award for diversity efforts
July 17, 2019
The University of New Mexico School of Engineering has received a Bronze Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in the inaugural Diversity Recognition Program. Read More...