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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 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)