The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico at New Mexico State University. The NM WRRI was established in 1963 by the New Mexico legislature and approved under the 1964 federal Water Resources Research Act. The institute funds research conducted by faculty and students from universities across the state to address water problems critical to New Mexico and the Southwest. The institute also participates in joint efforts to solve water-related problems along the U.S./Mexico border. Through its support of research and its interaction and cooperation with other water resources entities, the institute continuously strives to alleviate water problems, working toward ensuring an ample supply of high quality water for future generations.
News / Upcoming Events
61st Annual New Mexico Water Conference Registration is Now Open!
October 5-7, 2016
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, New Mexico
Where Does All the Water Go? History, Hydrology and Management of New Mexico’s Scarce Waters
We delighted to host the conference in southwestern New Mexico for the first time. We have an impressive lineup of speakers to address our theme and the conference offers a special oppotunity to learn about how New Mexico manages its water resources with an eye toward the future.
Former NM Senator Bingaman will present the Albert E. Utton Memorial Water Lecture at the noon luncheon on October 6 at the historic Murray Hotel located downtown.
Technical Completion Report 373
Technical Completion Report 373, “Self-Sustaining Produced Water Treatment for Concurrent
Renewable Energy Production, Desalination and Organic Removal”, by P Xu and Z Stoll is now available online.
61st Annual New Mexico Water Conference
Miscellaneous Report No. 32
Miscellaneous Report No. 32, “Classification of Riparian Saltcedar in the Desert Southwest Using Landsat Data and the HANTS Algorithm”, by Dennis C. McCarville, Max P. Bleiweiss, Salim Bawazir is now available online.
Technical Completion Report 372
Technical Completion Report 372, “Assessment of Water Table and Water Quality Variations with Respect to the River Flow Along the Rio Grande Between Garfield NM and the New Mexico – Texas Border”, by Blair Stringam, Manoj Shukla, Benjamin Nana O Kuffour is now available online.
Technical Completion Report 371
Technical Completion Report 371, “Doing Hydrology Backwards in New Mexico to Estimate a Statewide Water Budget”, by Cameron Herrington and Ricardo González-Pinzón is now available online.
Technical Completion Report 370
Technical Completion Report 370, “Water Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty: How Can Our Water Laws and Policies Better Support Water Resilience”, Adrian Oglesby, Utton Transboundary Resources Center, University of New Mexico School of Law is now available online.