Bill Fleming

    Professor Emeritus, Community and Regional Planning

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Dr. William (Bill) Fleming received an appointment in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning 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 coordinated the concentration in natural resources and environmental planning. In addition to his work within the US, 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

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

Country Specialization(s)

  • Ecuador
  • Honduras
  • Mexico

Latin American Studies Courses

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

  • CRP 427/527 Watershed Management
  • CRP 532 Foundations of Natural Resources