The Edmund G. ”Ed” Archuleta Distinguished Lectureship was established to mark the career of one of the region’s most renowned leaders on water issues. Archuleta is the former CEO of El Paso Water Utilities and now director of water initiatives for UTEP’s Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM).
The first lecture in his namesake series took place Nov. 7, 2018, at the Undergraduate Learning Center.
The inaugural address, titled “Water Myths and Realities: The Times They Are a Changin’,” was delivered by Michael Hightower, University of New Mexico research professor.
Archuleta was manager of El Paso Water Utilities from January 1989 until his retirement in January 2013. He joined UTEP in September 2013. He said the campus is in a position to utilize the “living laboratory” at its disposal to evolve and employ total water management strategies. - Pablo Villa