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UA Awarded $360 Million to Lead National Water Effort

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The University of Alabama is poised to become a standard bearer in translating water research into operations that improve the nation’s ability to predict water-related hazards and effectively manage water resources. 

April 6, 2022

UA to Manage Remediation of Health Hazards in Black Belt Homes

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UA SafeState and the Alabama Life Research Institute are managing a project remove environmental and safety hazards from some of Alabama’s vulnerable and underserved communities.

March 23, 2022

Strong Partnership Fuels Alabama Mobility and Power Center

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The partnership fuels a newly-formed research and workforce development center to meet the needs of the booming electric vehicle market.

November 9, 2021

Grants Boost UA Climate Science Research Efforts

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Researchers from The University of Alabama are among those to receive funding from NOAA for climate science and community resilience projects.

November 3, 2021

UA in Study of Frogs’ Ability to Rebound from Infectious Disease

A national team of researchers that includes The University of Alabama will examine whether frogs’ ability to survive certain infections helps enhance understanding of human responses.

September 23, 2021

UA Researchers Tackle Plastic Waste as Part of National Effort

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Researchers will experiment with more effective ways of breaking down hard-to-recycle plastics.

August 26, 2021

Barrier Island Marine Ecosystem Altered by Storm Events

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UA researchers found storms affect the marine ecosystem around barrier islands longer than originally thought.

August 20, 2021

Rainforest Drought Intensified Disease, Death in a Brazilian Frog

Human-caused changes to the environment that exasperate droughts in a Brazilian rainforest intensify seasonal infections of a deadly fungus afflicting frogs and toads, causing localized mass deaths, according to research involving The University of...

August 9, 2021

AWI Strategic Plan Addresses Global Water Research and Solutions

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The Alabama Water Institute has launched its five-year strategic plan to guide its mission of carrying out cutting edge and applied research for a more water-secure world.

June 25, 2021

Drone Resolution

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UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.

June 14, 2021

UA Research to Enhance Flood Resilience of Coastal Communities

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Researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research are working to develop advanced computational earth science and coastal models that help coastal communities prepare for flooding from tropical storms and hurricanes.

June 7, 2021

Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds

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About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama.

April 12, 2021

Groundwater Impact on Oceans Cannot Be Ignored, Major Study Finds

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The international study involves data from Mobile Bay collected by researchers at The University of Alabama.

March 30, 2021

New Grant Strengthens Work to Solve Rural Wastewater Challenge

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Recently announced federal funding will move forward an ambitious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region.

March 12, 2021

UA Contributing Solutions to Wastewater Treatment in Rural Alabama

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Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a prestigious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region.

November 17, 2020