NMSU is one of four university partners in the Engineering Research Center for Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) funded by the National Science Foundation (started in 2011). University partners include Stanford (lead), NMSU, the Colorado School of Mines and the University of California, Berkeley.
Image from ReNUWIt website
Dr. Nirmala Khandan is the campus principal investigator of the grant for NMSU and leads the Efficient Engineering Systems for the Center. The Center goal is to improve the sustainability and resilience of ageing urban water infrastructure through research and development. Other faculty members from the NMSU Department of Civil Engineering involved in ReNUWIt research projects include:
- Dr. Salim Bawazir (Water Resources Engineering)
- Dr. Phil King (Water Resources Engineering)
- Dr. Lambis Papelis (Environmental Engineering)
- Dr. Pei Xu (Environmental Engineering)