New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology Socorro

Socorro, New Mexico

Graduate study and research in water resources at New Mexico Tech emphasize groundwater hydrology; both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are granted in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. Courses and research opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • groundwater flow and pollutant transport in the saturated and vadose zones
  • aquifer remediation
  • wellhead protection
  • multiphase fluid behavior with an emphasis on non-aqueous phase liquids
  • natural geologic variability and its effects on flow and transport
  • organic and inorganic hydrogeochemistry and its effects on the movement of natural chemicals and manmade pollutants
  • colloid and bacteria transport
  • isotope hydrology
  • hydrogeology
  • geomorphology and geophysical applications to hydrology.


Research activities include field and laboratory investigations, and mathematical modeling using analytical, numerical, stochastic and geostatistical techniques. Multidisciplinary projects with the Departments of Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering, Biology, Chemistry and Physics are carried out through the Geophysical Research Center. Studies with the Departments of Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering, Biology, Chemistry and Physics Water resources planning and policy studies are based on collaborations with the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico.

For further information, visit http://wrri.nmsu.edu/