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
Technical Completion Report 380
Technical Completion Report 380, “A Dynamic Statewide Water Budget For New Mexico: Phase III – Future Scenerio Implmenttation”, by Ken Peterson, Austin Hanson, Joshua Randall, Bruce Thomson and Asifur Rahman is now available online.
Technical Completion Report 379
Technical Completion Report 379, “Effect of Wildfire Ash on Water Quality”, by José M. Cerrato and Asifur Rahman is now available online.
Fiscal Year 2019 Request for Proposals
NM WRRI Faculty Water Research Grant Program
Closing Date: 5:00 p.m., December 10, 2018
The New Mexico Water Resource Research Institute (NM WRRI) announces availability of U.S. Geological Survey 104B grant funds to support research that improves planning and management of the waters of the state of New Mexico. For Fiscal Year 2019, NM WRRI anticipates funding up three $30,000 grants with 104B funds. The final number of awards and project dollar amount awarded is contingent upon the availability of funds.
All water-related research proposed are eligible for funding. Proposals are sought form any academic discipline.