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

Engineering in Action to feature Center for Water and the Environment on June 25
June 7, 2021
The next edition of “Engineering in Action: How Our Innovation is Impacting Our Community,” a periodic virtual series presented by The University of New Mexico School of Engineering, will feature a discussion with researchers from UNM’s Center for Water and the Environment. Read More...

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PhD student honored at conference
June 3, 2021
Isabel Meza has received the 3rd Place Oral Presentation Award for the AWWA/WEA (American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation) Rocky Mountain Section student conference! Read More...

Civil engineering research paper highlighted in journal
May 25, 2021
A research paper authored by faculty in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at The University of New Mexico has been selected to be spotlighted in the journal Environmental Engineering Science. Read More...