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The Center for Environmental Resource Management provides university-wide leadership and coordination for environmentally-related research, education, and outreach activities. Priority areas for CERM include:
  • Environmental health
  • Water quantity and quality
  • Desert and wetland ecology
  • Air quality
  • Renewable energy


CERM will become a regional "think tank" for achieving sustainability on the border, and collectively we will build the capacity of the university and our partners to address the environmental problems of the region through discovery and dissemination of science-based information.


CERM has received the Texas Environmental Excellence Special Award twice, given by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The first was in 2000 under Texas Governor George W. Bush. The second was in 2007, for the Healthy Home Environments program, a community-based program for improving the household environment in the homes of residents of the Paso del Norte region. To see the video, click here. To learn more about the Healthy Home Environments program, click here. To go to the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards website, click here.