Center for Water and the Environment
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Learn About the Center for Water and the Environment at UNM


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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Howe receives Water Quality Person of the Year award
August 16, 2021
Kerry Howe, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, has been selected as Water Quality Person of the Year from the American Membrane Technology Association. Read More...

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Dr. Gonzalez-Pinzon awarded NSF grant for wildfire disturbances
July 28, 2021
Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez-Pinzon, Associate Professor in CCEE, who specializes in water resources, has been awarded an NSF grant of $423,431 to investigate how far downstream wildfire disturbances propagate in fluvial networks. Read More...

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CCEE student receives NM WWRI grant
June 23, 2021
Natalie Gayoso, a student in the Water Resources Engineering Program has received a grant from the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute. Read More...