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NEW MEXICO WATER BUDGET

NM Dynamic Statewide Water Budget model (NMDSWB)

  • Synthesizes water supply and demand information from across NM into a single tool
  • Comprehensive NMDSWB is available at nmwrri.nmsu.edu
  • Used by stakeholders to support water planning
  • Providing foundation for innovative multidisciplinary water system models
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SOCIAL & NATURAL WATER SYSTEMS TRANSBOUNDARY WATERS

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PRODUCED WATER

Social Dynamics Surrounding Produced Water in Lea & Eddy Counties

In the past few years, numerous state and national initiatives have started to focus on produced water as an alternative source for agricultural, industrial, or other purposes. The majority of research in this field concentrates on optimization of produced water treatment and related technologies. However, to fully understand the system, besides the cost-effective analysis, we would need to study the short- and long-term social impacts of such phenomenon on the individuals, and the society. In this proposal, we try to create an integrated System Dynamics simulation that reflects the socio-economical mechanisms in Lea and Eddy Counties in New Mexico. This simulation will be added to the hybrid model being created in parallel to this research.

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DROUGHT PREPAREDNESS

Towards Resilient Food-Energy-Water Systems in Response to Drought Impacts

New Mexico (INFEWS). The research will improve understanding of and advance the knowledge of interconnected Food-Energy-Water (FEW) systems in NM. The research is intellectually driven by the need for integrating FEW systems with the resilience approach. 

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TRANSBOUNDARY WATERS

Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program

TAAP is congressionally authorized to conduct binational scientific research to access systematically priority transboundary aquifers in the border region. Investigations are being conducted in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and border Water Resources Research Institutes in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and in collaboration with appropriate state agencies, stakeholders, Mexican counterparts, and the International Boundary and Water Commission.

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NEW MEXICO WATER BUDGET

Center for the Development and Use of Alternative Water Supplies

Collaborative partnership between Reclamation and NMSU, with the help of New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, to further research in the development and use of alternative waters. Objectives to be accomplished through this agreement include: 1. Augment water supplies, reduce environmental impacts associated with the use of alternative waters, enhance tech transfer, and utilize the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility (BGNDRF); and 2. Continue research efforts specifically directed by Congress in 2008 and 2009 to better treat and use marginal quality waters.

Please visit https://cduaws.nmwrri.nmsu.edu for more details.

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GIS & REMOTE SENSING

Geographic Information Systems for Water Resources Research Planning

The purpose of the NM WRRI GIS lab is to support to New Mexico water researchers and planners by providing spatial analysis and maps, and providing public facing spatial data visualization through customized web-mapping applications. Researchers in this lab use Python computer programing to process time series of satellite imagery and spatial datasets. The lab is currently supporting the Dynamic Statewide Water Budget.

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LINKED SOCIAL & NATURAL WATER SYSTEMS

New Mexico Universities Produced Water Synthesis Project

 In this project, we will explore the possibility and usefulness of developing a hybrid, multi-method dynamic simulation modeling approach that considers both aggregate feedback and heterogeneous nature of the produced water problem.

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COMMUNITY WATER & WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

Sustainable Water and Agriculture Life Cycle Assessment Project

The purpose of this project is to connect academic research with the practical needs of the pecan industry in the Mesilla Valley. This opportunity opens the possibility of learning about the current industry practices. 

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COMMUNITY WATER & WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

Hatch and Mesilla Valley Cooperative Watershed Management Program

The South Central New Mexico Stormwater Management Coalition’s (Stormwater Coalition’s) proposal was selected for award by the Bureau of Reclamation for their WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program. The goals of the two-year project are to develop a community-based comprehensive watershed plan, prioritize project designs for the region, extend the group’s organizational development, increase collaborator development and community outreach, and assemble a diverse technical and stakeholder task force to develop the plans. The project management team includes NM WRRI as sub recipient and project planner, the Doña Ana County Flood Commission, the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, the Alamosa Land Institute, and the Jornada Resource Conservation & Development Council as fiscal agent.