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Kerry Howe

  • Professor in the Department of Civil,Constuction, and Environmental Engineering

/ (505) 277-2702


Dr. Howe is a Professor in environmental engineering in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering.  He ls also the Director of UNM’s Center for Water and the Environment and the lead convener on UNM’s Sustainable Water Resources Grand Challenge.  He teaches a class in sustainable engineering, which evaluates strategies to improve the environmental performance of products, processes, and systems. Topics in the course include impacts associated with resource consumption and pollution generation, life cycle assessment, environmental management systems, corporate sustainability, and techniques for pollution prevention and energy minimization. His research has involved a wide variety of water treatment processes with a focus on membrane technologies for desalination and potable reuse applications. He is the lead author of the textbook Principles of Water Treatment and a co-author of the book MWH’s Water Treatment: Principles and Design, the two most prominent textbooks in the field of water treatment. He has over 30 years of experience in the water treatment industry including both consulting and academic experience, is a registered professional engineer, and is board certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.