We’re Creating More Water in New Mexico



Forum is Thursday 26 October 2023

About the New Mexico Desal Association

Water Scarcity

Drought and scarce fresh water in many parts of New Mexico have led to stark water stress and scarcity. No other southwestern state gets such a large percentage of its domestic water from groundwater sources. Such a heavy dependence upon groundwater has its downsides.

Brackish Water is a New Water Resource

New Mexico is believed to have extensive brackish groundwater resources. NM Desal has evaluated the possibility of using shallow brackish water resources for industrial purposes in the state. The use of non-fresh water for industry can save our precious freshwater for municipal and agricultural uses.  Brackish groundwater could provide a considerable supplement to freshwater resources and supplies across New Mexico over the next 100 or more years.


NM Desal serves as a host organization between industry, academic, government, and communities for the exploration of using treated brackish water for industrial and agricultural purposes, leaving more freshwater for people.


New Mexico Desal Association serves as both a repository of information and a forum for innovation for everyone.

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

People always talk about having a positive impact on society and the world in which we live, we’re actually doing it. 

New Mexico Desal is comprised of stakeholders from all regions of the state and all occupations and vocations. Academics, industry, government, and interested citizenry have all come together to help solve the water scarcity crisis in New Mexico.


We sometimes forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.

— Jacques Yves Cousteau