• Center for Environmental Resource Management

       Burges Hall, 213  El Paso, Texas 79968
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Mission and Goals

The Center for Environmental Resource management (CERM) provides university-wide leadership and coordination for environmental research, education, and outreach activities. The scope of the issues that the center addresses spans from the local community to state, regional, national and international. Priority areas of the center are: Environmental Health, Water Resources, Desert and Wetland Ecology, Air Quality, and Environmental Education.

Funders and Collaborators

NSF, EPA & USDA, Bureau of Reclamation, CHIWAWA, and several public, government and industry partnerships.


Developing and supporting large, university wide, interdisciplinary projects, including fostering collaboration, identifying grant opportunities, building and supporting teams, proposal development and project management.

Providing intellectual leadership and initiative in addressing environmental issues in the border region, become a regional "think tank", providing science-based information that informs policy and leads to improved sustainability on the border.

Support the educational role of the University though support of and participation in undergraduate and graduate training and research.


Research and Education in sustainability science, especially related to the water/energy nexus, climate change and environmental health, water resources, and sustainable energy systems.

R&D Education, Community Outreach Projects: Rio Bosque Westland.


Walsh, Liz
Associate Director
Science - Biological Sciences