SERVING THE WATER RESEARCH NEEDS
OF NEW MEXICO

The overall mission of the NM WRRI is to develop and disseminate knowledge that will assist the state and nation in solving water problems. 

WELCOME

The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, established in 1963, funds student and faculty research conducted to address water problems critical to New Mexico and the Southwest. NM WRRI also participates in joint efforts to solve water-related problems along the U.S./Mexico border.

Hatch and Mesilla Valley Hatch Watershed Management Program (Reclamation Grant)

LATEST TECHNICAL REPORTS

Feb 2022

Characterization of Produced Water in the Permian Basin for Potential Beneficial Use

Authors: Pei Xu, Yanyan Zhang, Wenbin Jiang, Lei Hu, Xuesong Xu, Kenneth C. Carroll, Naima Khan

Sept 2021

Irrigation with Brackish Groundwater and Desalination Concentrate: Effect on Soil Microbial Properties, Plant Uptake, and Ion Deposition in Soil

Authors: Manoj Shukla, Akram Ben Ali, Sarah Cerra

Aug 2021

Analysis of the Relationship Between Current Regulatory and Legal Frameworks and the “Produced Water Act”

Authors: Stephanie Russo Baca, Ambrose Kupfer, Sarah McLain

AUG 2021

Building a Produced Water Budget for New Mexico: Phase I – Database Construction

Authors: Martha Cather, Raven Goswick

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS​

New Mexico faces serious challenges concerning the supply, development, quality, management, and administration of water resources. To help meet these needs, an Interdisciplinary Program in Water Science & Management (WSM) has been developed at NMSU by a team of water experts.

The primary purposes of the interdisciplinary degree program in Water Science and Management are to provide graduate education for addressing state, national, and international water issues, and to train the next generation of water professionals needed to meet the challenges described above.

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