Alabama Water Institute

Alabama Water Institute

The Alabama Water Institute has been established by The University of Alabama as a world-class, interdisciplinary research institute that engages in basic and applied research in the topical areas of earth systems science and water resource management, supporting sustainable waterways, ensuring water quality and biological diversity of aquatic systems.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 37 min

Dr. Cory Armstrong is the chair for the Department of Journalism and Creative Media in The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences. Her areas of research include media diversity, influences on media content and media messages concerning severe weather.

She was recently awarded a $15,000 grant to partner with the National Weather Service office in Memphis, Tennessee, to study how effective tornadic-...

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Dr. Carla Atkinson from The University of Alabama's Department of Biological Sciences discusses the importance of freshwater mussels, intermittent streams and her recent awards and grants to continue her research on both.

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Dr. Mark Elliott discusses a new grant from Columbia University to begin researching more affordable and healthier wastewater solutions in Alabama's Black Belt region. The project is a collaborative effort from several universities and organizations.

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Dr. Mojdeh Rasoulzadeh joined us for our H.U.B. Talk series. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Alabama. Her research involves flow and transport modeling in highly heterogeneous subsurface formations. She also studies analytical solutions and numerical simulation of hydro-mechanical-chemical processes in porous media, as well as groundwater flow modeling in karst aquifers.

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Dr. Glenn Tootle from The University of Alabama's College of Engineering discusses his recent Fulbright Scholar Grant and researching paleohydrology at home and abroad as a civil engineer.

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Dr. David Weston, senior staff scientist from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, spoke at the AWI Symposium in December 2019. The topic for his presentation focuses on implications on a plant-microbiome system influencing peatland carbon and nitrogen cycling.

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Dr. Mustafa Morsy, professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at The University of West Alabama, talks about understanding how plants deal with environmental stress, as well as using fungal endophytes to improve crop productivity.

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Dr. Timothy Logan, director of the Houston Lightning Mapping Array Network at Texas A&M University, discusses tracking and predicting lightning and how to effectively use that data for weather events.

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Dr. Cecilio Ortiz Garcia and Dr. Marla Perez Lugo, professors at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and founders of the RISE program, discuss the roles of universities in pre- and post-disaster environments.

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Dr. Silvana Croope, resilience research engineer with the Alabama Transportation Institute, discusses transportation infrastructure risks and flooding.

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Dr. Ryan Earley, associate professor in The University of Alabama's Department of Biological Sciences, talks about his research into pollutants and the chemical effects on fish. He focuses specifically on mangrove rivulus, a self-fertilizing hermaphroditic fish.

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Dr. Laura Myers, director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety at The University of Alabama, discusses the impacts of extreme rainfall weather events. Her talk is from the inaugural AWI Symposium.

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Dr. Richard McNider, former Alabama State Climatologist, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural AWI Symposium on the campus of The University of Alabama. He discusses water and the distribution of agriculture.

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Dr. Sharlene Newman, executive director of the Alabama Life Research Institute, discusses ALRI's mission and health issues and solutions facing residents in rural areas.

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This episode of the Alabama Water Institute podcast features Min Xu, a Ph.D. candidate in The University of Alabama’s Department of Geography. She researches remote sensing, geographic information systems, inland water quality, harmful algal blooms, and spatio-temporal analysis of remote sensing images. In this presentation, she looks at measuring water turbidity of rivers within the Tombigbee River basin and Mobile Bay from satell...

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This episode of the Alabama Water Institute podcast features Dr. Mark Elliott, an associate professor in The University of Alabama’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. Mark’s research focuses on understanding the challenges and opportunities of water and sanitation engineering in areas where resources are scarce. He discusses reinventing rural wastewater management and issues and solutions for the Blac...

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This episode of the Alabama Water Institute podcast features Dr. Rebecca Totten Minzoni, an assistant professor in The University of Alabama's Department of Geological Sciences and the Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies. She is also the director of the Evolutionary Studies Program for Arts & Sciences. Her topic is about the flooding history of Mobile Bay and Weeks Bay and building long-term environmental records to help f...

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This inaugural episode of the Alabama Water Institute podcast features Dr. Emily Elliott, a research scientist and adjunct faculty member in The University of Alabama's Department of Geography and Department of Geological Sciences. She recently spoke at the Alabama Water Resources Conference and Symposium in Orange Beach, Ala. Her topic is "Hurricanes and Coastal Response: Building a Longer History of Storms and Associated ...

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