Researchers from across the University span engineering, sciences, social science disciplines from departments, including
Faculty and students in biological sciences specialize in ecology and biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems, including the anthropogenic influences impacting largescale watersheds, as well as coastal and marine systems.
Researchers in chemical and biological engineering study membrane separations, toxic compound extraction, and the energy-food-water nexus.
Key research areas include climate and climate change impacts; fate and transport of contaminants in the environment; bio-contaminant removal; global water, sanitation, and hygiene; stormwater and emerging contaminants; and water and wastewater treatment.
Computer scientists are on the leading edge of using data analytics, high-performance computing and social intelligence across a wide range of research fields.
Faculty and students in electrical and computer engineering are studying bio-contaminant removal as well as remote sensing of snow and moisture.
Researchers in geological sciences integrate ground and surface water research linking atmospheric, surface, and subsurface processes to address and predict long-term changes in hydrology.
Geography professors and students focus on hydrological modeling, fluvial process, water law and policy as well as remote sensing and GIS.
Researchers in mathematics specialize in computational and mathematical modeling and have also contributed to research related to water.
AWI at Kentuck Art Night
The Alabama Water Institute is partnering with Kentuck for its March Art Night on March 2, 2023. The theme for this month is Alabama’s Waterways. We are proud to be a part of this and encourage everyone to come see what’s happening. ABC 33/40 News did a segment on Kentuck’s Art Night.
The Watershed Game is an interactive tool that helps individuals understand the connections between land use and water quality. Participants learn how a variety of land uses impact water and natural resources, increase their knowledge of best management practices and learn how their choices can prevent adverse impacts. Participants apply plans, practices, and policies that help them achieve a water quality goal for stream, lake, or river.
Trained Watershed Game Facilitators can now check out any of the 4 game versions:
- Local Leaders Stream
- Local Leaders River
- Local Leaders Lake
Game versions will be reserved and checked out on a first reserved, first-served basis.
If you have not been trained to use the Watershed game or would like assistance with facilitating the game, please contact the Alabama Water Institute at email@example.com for more information.