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Alabama Water Institute

AWI Goals


Research Environment — AWI will promote cross-disciplinary, collaborative water research efforts and enhance strategic communications with campus and external stakeholders.

Alabama Research Institutes — AWI will encourage collaboration within existing institutes and centers; look toward development of new water-related centers; and foster water-related research for Alabama’s rural and underserved communities.

Transformative Initiatives — AWI will seek research partnerships with other research universities, both domestic and international and will establish an external advisory board.

Translating Intellectual Property — AWI will encourage faculty and students to pursue patents, commercialization and licensing of their research.

Economic and Business Engagement — AWI will encourage faculty and students to pursue startups, business partnerships, and community use of their research.