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NMSU ACES Weclome Home, Aggies Street Festival - September 2017

WSM students participated in the NMSU ACES street festival to help welcome students back to campus for fall semester.

WSM students are encouraged to present posters at conferences

Yining Bai, a WSM PhD student, presented her research during the poster session at the 62nd Annual New Mexico Water Conference in Socorro, New Mexico on August 16, 2017.

WSM faculty and students

Dr. Frank Ward standing with two WSM PhD students at the fall 2017 semester kickoff event

Fall 2017 semester kickoff event

WSM students and faculty came together to kick off the fall 2017 semester.

Water Science & Management Graduate Program and NM Water Resources Research Institute Retreat

The WSM Program and NM WRRI held a retreat in Mescalero, NM on April 2016. The groups discussed organizational goals, assessment of research and programs, and worked to build camaraderie.

Fall 2016 Meet & Greet Mixer

The Water Science & Management Program held its annual Fall "Meet & Greet Mixer" at the Stan Fulton Center's 3rd Floor Bistro. The event welcomed students and facutly back to campus, and introduced new students to the program.

The NMSU Watershed Group and the Water Science & Management Graduate Student Organization

Members of the Watershed Management Group and the Water Science & Management Graduate Student Organization held one of its fall 2016 semester meetings at Knox Hall in the College of ACES.

NMSU Water Science & Management Students

WSM students attended the annual graduation reception and program spring meeting at the Corbett Center Student Union on April 28, 2016.


WSM students attended the FFA BBQ Fest on April 8, 2016 to assist with outreach and games for hundreds of prospective NMSU students. The event was sponsored by the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences.

Stucky Hall - Home to the Water Science & Management Graduate Program

The WSM program is housed in Stucky Hall. Stucky Hall is also home to the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NM WRRI).

Ag day at NMSU

WSM students volunteered at NMSU's Ag day.

2015 WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, NV

Water Science & Management PhD graduate, Dina Salman (Iraq), presented a poster on her research on food security in Afghanistan.

2015 Agriculture Day at New Mexico State University

WSM students participated in Agriculture Day sponsored by the NMDA and NMSU. The WSM Graduate Student Organization represented their research, handed out candy, and hung out with Pistol Pete.

Organ Mountains

The Organ Mountains lend their unique type of beauty to the Las Cruces area.

Water Conferences

The WSM program encourages students to present posters and/or research at local, regional and national conferences related to water resources and research. This gives WSM students the opportunity to seek potential employers, learn from water professionals, and gain a greater understanding of industry objectives, initiatives, and policy updates. Below is a list of conferences that several WSM students have attended in the past with the help of traveling grants and scholarships.

Geological Society of America (Cordilleran) Annual Meeting
Ontario, CA
National Water Resources Association (NWRA) Federal Water Issues Conference
Washington, DC
NGWA Groundwater Summit
Denver, CO
AWRA Spring Specialty Conference - Water - Energy - Environment
Anchorage, AK
Animas Conference - Environmental Conditions of the Animas & San Juan
Watersheds with Emphasis on Gold King Mine & Other Mine Waste Issues
Farmington, NM
Geological Society of America (Rocky Mountain) Annual Meeting
Moscow, ID
International Symposium on Managed Aquifier Recharge
Mexico City, Mexico
Universities Council on Water Resources/NIWR Conference
Pensacola Beach, FL
Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - An International Conference
Linking Science and Policy
Burlingame, CA
Western States Water Council Summer Council Meetings
Bismarck, ND
AWRA Summer Specialty Conference GIS & Water Resources IX
Sacramento, CA
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
Western States Water Council Summer Council Meetings
St. George, UT
American Society of Civil Engineers Convention
Portland, OR
WaterSmart Innovations Conference & Exposition
Las Vegas, NV
The International Water Association 
Brisbane, Austrailia
American Society of Agronomy, Crop/Soil Sciences Societies of America
Annual Meeting - Resilience Emerging From Scarcity & Abundance
Phoenix, AZ
Annual Conference - American Water Resources Association
Orlando, FL
Annual New Mexico Water Conference - NM WRRI New Mexico
Annual Conference - National Water Resources Association
Coronado, CA