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Bill Fleming

  • Professor
  • Community and Regional Planning

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Professor William (Bill) Fleming received an appointment in the School of Architecture and Planning at The University of New Mexico in 1991 following a career as an environmental engineer and hydrologist. He teaches courses within the school’s Community and Regional Planning program, where he also coordinates the concentration in natural resources and environmental planning. In addition to his work within the U.S., Fleming has served as a consultant and conducted research in Honduras, Mexico, and Ecuador, and has contributed to water-resource management policies and water resources economic development projects throughout Latin America. Fleming’s courses focus on environmental planning, with a special interest in watershed management, for both undergraduate and graduate students. His current research involves the impacts of climate change in northern New Mexico, ecosystem services provided by acequia systems, and modeling the benefits of green space in Albuquerque.


  • PhD in Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia
  • MS in Watershed Management, Colorado State University
  • BA in Geology, Dartmouth College

Research Areas

  • Natural Resource Planning
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • Acequia Systems
  • Living Roofs
  • Urban Hydrology

Latin American Studies Courses

  • CRP 427/527 Watershed Management
  • CRP 470/570 Seminar: Water Community Food Systems in New Mexico
  • CRP 416/516 Nature and History of Watersheds: Field Approach

*Latin America-related courses offered during the past three years*