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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.

Water Economics & Policy

Water Economics and Policy examines the demand for water by all its competing uses, including irrigated agriculture, energy, urban supply, and environmental restoration and management. Policies are examined for their influence on water supplies, water demands, and economic values of water reallocations among agricultural, environmental, energy, and urban users. It examines the role of water markets, water user decisions, institutional adjustments, and water-related policies with respect to resource costs, water quality, profitability, and environmental effects.

Classes and Credits Offered 

AXED 485 Agriscience and Technology Education Laboratory Applications (2)

AEEC 575 Advanced Water Resource Management and Policy (3)

AEEC 580 Natural Resources and Environmental Policy (3)

ECON 455 Public Utilities Regulation (3)

HL S 452 Environmental Health (3)

ECDV 651 Economic Development Theory (3)

ECDV 661 Regional Economic Modeling I (3)

ECDV 662 Regional Economic Modeling II (3)

ECDV 664 Population Economics (3)

ECDV 668 Economic Development Finance (3)

ECDV 671 Sustainable Economic Development (3)

MPH 550 Environmental Public Health Issues (3)

MPH 565 International Health Issues (3)

MPH 567 Rural Health Issues (3)

MPH 569 U.S.-Mexico Border Health Issues (3)