As the effects of climate change continue to impact our state, the New Mexico Environment Department stands ready to address the challenges our precious water resources face.
The mission of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is to protect and restore the environment and to foster a healthy and prosperous New Mexico for present and future generations. This is accomplished through using the best available science to inform decision-making; using innovation by employing creative engineering and technological solutions to address environmental challenges; engaging communities and stakeholders through collaboration; and ensuring meaningful compliance with state regulations and permits.
In the last year, we have taken significant steps toward ensuring the state’s waters are protected, including:
Releasing a Climate Strategy document through the New Mexico Interagency Climate Change Task Force in November 2019.
Forming the Produced Water Research Consortium along with New Mexico State University
Fighting the federal government’s “Navigable Water Protection Rule,” which will have devastating effects on our water resources
Funding water conservation and reuse projects with our Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund
Through our programs, policies and practices, the New Mexico Environment Department is working to ensure New Mexico’s waters are preserved and protected for present and future generations.