Sponsors are invited to provide funding support to advance independent research focused the treatment and reuse of produced water generated by the oil and gas industry.  Independent research efforts include areas such as characterization of produced water quality, evaluation of treatment efficiencies, and analysis of the benefits and potential risks associated with potential reuse.

Sponsorships are encouraged to span a commitment of 3-5 years. This multi-year commitment will ensure a robust independent research effort required to effectively address scientific and technical knowledge gaps necessary to establish regulations and policies for the treatment of produced water. Pooled Sponsor funding will be used to support operational and research needs of the NM-PWRC. Each Sponsor entity will be granted automatic annual membership on the Council. Sponsorship levels noted below are reflective of cumulative (calculated annually) financial commitment in the NMPWRC as follows:

Platinum Sponsor $2 million
Gold Sponsor $1 million
Silver Sponsor $500,000
Bronze Sponsor $250,000
Affiliate Sponsor $50,000


Financial commitments for Sponsorship include financial support and may also include any other resource specifically receiving approval as Sponsor support by the Board (e.g. in-kind resources such as vehicles and laboratory equipment).