Science Exhibition on Modeling and Water Management Research

Posted by Engineering on October 7, 2019 11:00 PM

There will be a science exhibition featuring some of the latest modeling results and water management research from two USDA-funded projects led by UTEP and Texas A&M University, both of which NMSU participates in. The event is Tuesday, October 15, 3:30 – 6:30 pm at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico. To view the flier click HERE. Exhibits will address the following:
• Elephant Butte Reservoir will become a much less reliable water source in the future.
• There will be increasing need to pump more groundwater to cope with reduced surface water availability in the future. Increased pumping by both agriculture and cities will further deplete aquifers and accelerate water quality deterioration by salinity.
• Substantial differences in urban water use per capita exist between the U.S. cities and Ciudad Juarez. Relying on increasingly expensive water in urban areas will cause the cost of water to consumers to accelerate.
• There is potential in agriculture to manage salinity through traditional and alternative crops with higher salt tolerance.