NMSU Professor To Discuss Water Management At Las Cruces Museum

Sep 11, 2013

Salim Bawazir, professor of civil engineering at New Mexico State University, will give a talk entitled, "New Insights on Management of Riparian Zones in the Rio Grande to Conserve Water, Improve Water Quality and Improve Habitat," as part of a lecture series called Engineering for Southern New Mexicans. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10, at the Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main St., in Las Cruces. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bawazir is distinguished in the field of water conservation and water resources management. His recent research involves remote sensing of evapotranspiration to improve irrigation methods and natural methods to manage invasive and exotic salt cedar. Bawazir's research has led to 25 journal publications, eight book chapters, more than 170 poster and oral presentations and other published pieces. Earlier this year he was honored with the 2013 Frank Bromilow Excellence in Research Award.

Bawazir's presentation is the second of two discussions presented by NMSU College of Engineering faculty at the Museum of Nature and Science. The discussions feature current research from the college and how it enhances life in our community.

For more information, contact the museum at 575-522-3120.