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Water

NMSU possesses comprehensive capabilities in water-related research, education, outreach, and economic development. More than 80 faculty, researchers, and staff from 15 departments within six colleges, as well as the agricultural science centers and the Cooperative Extension Service, offer extensive expertise and experience in water. 

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  • Agricultural Water Use Efficiency: Revegetation with produced/waste water, acequia irrigation systems , runoff and erosion, microirrigation and water management, plant physiology and water stress, and water-efficient crops
  • Watershed, Riparian, and Aquatic Systems: River riparian areas; fish, wildlife, and conservation ecology; aquatic ecology; aquatic contaminants and toxicology, surface- and groundwater hydrology, and watershed management
  • Water Quality and Treatment: Desalination, organic waste management, water quality hydrology, energy-positive water treatment/ remediation technology, water-borne diseases and community health, water chemical analysis, and produced water treatment
  • Water Economics and Policy: Demographics and water demand, irrigation economics and water policy, natural resources and environmental policy, regional economic modeling, and sustainable economic development
  • Water Informatics: Geospatial techniques and analysis for natural resources assessment, geodatabase design, and remote sensing
     

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