Center for Water and the Environment
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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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Student places first in lightning round
October 28, 2020
Taylor Busch, an undergraduate in the BS in Civil Engineering program, won first place for her two-minute lightning round presentation at the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) Virtual Conference Read More...

Distinguished lecture given by Purdue professor
October 20, 2020
On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the Center for Water and the Environment Distinguished Lecture series hosted Professor Andrew Whelton from Purdue University who spoke on the topic, “After Drinking Water Contamination Disasters, is Policy Enough to Protect Public Health?” Read More...

ASCE New Mexico Section Fall Conference
October 12, 2020
The Fall 2020 Conference of the New Mexico Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be held on Friday, October 16 from 9 am to 12 pm Read More...