New Mexico State University (NMSU), a land grant university, is host to the NM Produced Water Research Consortium (NMPWRC), a trans-disciplinary public-private partnership comprised of academia, state and federal agencies, national laboratories, and the private sector.

The mission of the NMPWRC is to advance scientific research and technology development required to guide future statewide produced water reuse policy. The NMPWRC focuses specifically on conducting scientifically-based research to support and foster regional sustainability.  As a recognized leader in transdisciplinary water research, NMSU has extensive expertise in development and assessment of water technologies for multi-use application, (e.g. energy-smart water infrastructure, produced water treatment technologies, agriculture, environmental sustainability) with a vast and comprehensive infrastructure to assess impacts on regional water supplies and agricultural applications. Specific expertise includes advanced methods to characterize water quality and environmental toxicity, development and utilization of smart-sensors and monitoring systems, big-data analysis, and basin-wide system-dynamic assessment of water supply and demand across a variety of uses.