In the spirit of our mission, the AUWRC works collaboratively with faculty across Auburn University’s campus to extend scientific advancements in water resources management to stakeholders throughout the state, southeast, and nation. AUWRC’s extension/outreach mission is fulfilled through a number of programs including:
Auburn University Water Resources Center strives to facilitate successful collaboration among faculty and staff on multi-disciplinary water-related research. University faculty are engaged in a wide variety of multi-disciplinary projects to address local, regional, national and global water issues. An overview of water-related research being conducted at Auburn can be found in Auburn Speaks: On Water. In addition, the WRC’s current research is focused on drough impacts on water resources, animal waste management, food-energy-water nexus, and environmental pathogens.
The Auburn University Water Resources Center is home to two state of the art laboratories that support a host of water-focused research and outreach activities. The Center also administers a grant program, the Alabama Water Resources Research Institute, to promote cutting edge research in support of advanced water resources management. Other resources included water resource-focused scientific publications and annual Proceedings of the Alabama Water Resources Conference, as well as Alabama Water Watch’s Rivers of Alabama website.
The Alabama Water Resources Conference is the premiere water conference in the state. It was established in 1986, and has provided a forum for showcasing emerging research, education and outreach in all aspects of water resources. Important dates for the 2019 Conference are shown below.