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

The WSM Program and NM-WRRI held its annual retreat in Mescalero, NM in April 2016. The groups discussed organizational goals, assessment of research and programs and 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 mixer welcomed back students, staff, faculty 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 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.


At the FFA BBQ Fest on 4/8/16, WSM students assisted with outreach and games for hundreds of prospective NMSU students. The event was sponsored by the College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences.

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

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

2015 NM Water Resources Research Institute Awards Water Research Grant

WSM PhD student Hugo Luis Rojas Villalobs (left) received the NM-WRRI Water Research Grant in September for his research in 3D Bathymetric Model of a Shallow Lagoon measured by a Solar Powered Low-cost Autonomous Surface Vehicle Prototype in Mexico

2015 Fall WSM "Meet & Greet Mixer"

The WSM Graduate Program held its annual Fall mixer for current/new students as well as WSM faculty and staff

2015 WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, NV

Water Science & Management PhD student Dina Salman (Iraq) presents her poster on her work dealing with food security in Afghanistan

2015 Agriculture Day at New Mexico State University

Agriculture Day sponsored by the NMDA and NMSU on Halloween. 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.

2016 Water Conferences

The WSM program encourages students to present posters and present their research at local, regional and national conferences related to water resources and research.  This gives WSM students the opportunity seek potential employers, learn from water professionals who share their research, knowledge and expertise and gain a deeper insight, outside of the classroom, on industry objectives, initiatives and policy updates.  Down below are conferences that several WSM students have attended in the past and, will attend, with the help of traveling grants and scholarships.

April 4-6, 2016
Ontario, CA
April 11-13, 2016
Washington, DC
April 24-27, 2016
Denver, CO
April 25-27, 2016
Anchorage, AK
May 17-19, 2016
Farmington, NM
May 18-19, 2016
Moscow, ID
June 20-24, 2016
Mexico City, Mexico
June 21-23, 2016
Pensacola Beach, FL
June 28-30, 2016
Burlingame, CA
July 13-15, 2016
Bismarck, ND
July 11-13, 2016
Sacramento, CA
September 25-28, 2016
Denver, CO
September 28-30, 2016 
St. George, UT
September 28 - October 1, 2016
Portland, OR
October 7-9, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
October 9-14, 2016
Brisbane, Austrailia
November 6-9, 2016
Phoenix, AZ
November 13-17, 2016
Orlando, FL
November 14-16, 2016
Coronado, CA