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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.


JUL 2023
Electrical Resistivity Mapping of Lower Rio Grande River-Groundwater Interactions

Authors: Autumn Joy Person, Kenneth C. Carroll, Dale F. Rucker, Chia-Hsing Tsai, Erek H. Fuchs
OCT 2022
Understanding the Public’s Questions and Concerns about Potable Water Reuse: An Analysis of Survey Write-in Responses from Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Authors: Caroline E. Scruggs, Catherine M. Heyne
AUG 2022
Investigating the Effects of Reservoir Water Releases on Spawning Activities of Fishes in the Pecos River

Authors: Jesse E. Filbrun, Richard M. Raymondi, Sara A. Ricklefs
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


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.