The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico at New Mexico State University. The NM WRRI was established in 1963 by the New Mexico legislature and approved under the 1964 federal Water Resources Research Act. The institute funds research conducted by faculty and students from universities across the state to address water problems critical to New Mexico and the Southwest. The institute also participates in joint efforts to solve water-related problems along the U.S./Mexico border.
Through its support of research and its interaction and cooperation with other water resources entities, the institute continusously strives to alleviate water problems, working toward ensuring an ample supply of high quality water for future generations.
News / Upcoming Events
NM WRRI 57th Annual New Mexico Water ConferenceHard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity
(The full conference proceedings will be available soon.)
Senator Tom Udall's Water Conference Report from the 57th Annual NM Water Conference at NMSU available at
|April 30, 2013 - Senator Tom Udall (left) and NM WRRI Director Sam Fernald present the Water Conference Report, which compiles strategies and policy proposals discussed at WRRI's annual water conference in August 2012, which was co-hosted by Senator Udall and New Mexico State University. Photo by J.P. King|
|April 30, 2013 - Some water conference and workshop participants gather alongside a dry Rio Grande for the announcement by Senator Tom Udall of the water conference follow-up report detailing 40 proposed actions on dealing with New Mexico's scarce water supplies. Photo by P. Hemp|
NM WRRI welcomes Assistant Professor Kenneth C. Carroll (K.C.) to the NMSU campus
Dr. Carroll is with the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences and is a water faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Degree Program in Water Science & Management (WSM). He supports the WSM program, which aims to provide graduate education for addressing state, national and international water issues. He will help meet the need to train the next generation of water resource researchers, educators, and managers to address challenging water issues, both inside and outside of New Mexico. Dr. Carroll can be reached at email@example.com