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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

UA-Led Study of Southeastern Groundwater Assists Water Management

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The University of Alabama is leading a 4-year, $6 million project to conduct groundwater research that will provide new scientific insights and make useful groundwater water predictions for the Southeast.

November 5, 2020

Disruption to Tiny Life Can Lead to Big Changes in Warmer Climate

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New research from The University of Alabama supports the growing consensus that, while some animals will find it difficult to adjust to predicted warmer temperatures, a more widespread effect of a changing climate is...

October 12, 2020

Four Professors Receive Early Career Research Awards

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Over the summer, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for innovative research that will increase understanding of our world while boosting UA’s educational mission.

October 7, 2020

UA Researchers Part of National Project to Study Intermittent Streams

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Biologists at The University of Alabama are part of a national research project that addresses water quality at the critical connection between streams that flow continuously and those with intermittent flow.

October 2, 2020

UA Researchers Provide U.S. Drought Vulnerability Rankings

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According to UA research, drought vulnerability comes from a combination of how susceptible a state is to drought and whether it’s prepared for impacts. The most and least vulnerable states could surprise.

September 18, 2020

UA, Auburn, Others Join for Antarctic Biological Research

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Twenty scientists soon embark on a 14-week voyage to study unexplored Antarctic waters to improve understanding of biodiversity undergoing rapid changes because of a changing climate.

September 9, 2020

UA Part of National Project to Study Dragonfly, Damselfly Evolution

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An international team of researchers that includes The University of Alabama are collecting and analyzing data for the insect order that contains dragonflies and damselflies.

August 6, 2020

UA Researcher Studying Link Between Pollutants and Hermaphroditic Fish

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Pollution and chemical imbalances in water could have an adverse effect in fish that live among the mangrove trees along the Florida coast. Dr. Ryan Earley and his students are charting multiple courses to...

July 22, 2020