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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 Quality & Treatment

Water Quality and Treatment includes processes used to make water acceptable for desired end-uses. These can include use as drinking water, industrial processes, agricultural uses, and environmental management. The goal of water treatment processes is to remove existing contaminants in the water or reduce the concentration of such contaminants so the water becomes fit for its desired end-use.

Classes and Credits Offered

BIOL  477 Applied and Environmental Microbiology (4)

CHEM 472 Analytical Methods for Toxic Organics and Metal Ions in the Environment (3)

ENVE 456 Environmental Engineering Design (3)

ENVE 462 Sampling and Analysis of Environmental Contaminants (3)

ENVE 551 Unit Process/Operation of Water Treatment (3)

ENVE 551L Unit Process/Operation of Water Treatment Laboratory (1)

ENVE 552 Unit Process/Operation of Wastewater Treatment Laboratory (3)

ENVE 552L Unit Process/Operation of Wastewater Treatment Laboratory (1)

ENVE 553 Chemical Theories of Environmental Engineering (3)

ENVE 554 Microbiological Theories of Environmental Engineering  (3)

ENVE 557 Surface Water Quality Modeling (3)

ENVE 558 Advanced Waste Management (3)

ENVE 630 Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants (3)

ENVE 631 Topics in Environmental Engineering I (3)

ENVE 632 Topics in Environmental Engineering II (3)

EPWS 520 Environmental Fate of Pesticides (3)

FWCE 534 Aquatic Contaminants and Toxicology (4)

MPH 554 Environmental Epidemiology (3)

TOX 523 Environmental Toxicology (3)