Auburn University Water Resources Center

Extension + Outreach

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:

Citizen Science – Water Quality Monitoring:

Alabama Water Watch

4-H Alabama Water Watch

Global Water Watch

Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin:

ACF Drought Assessment Webinars

Training the Future Generation of Water Professionals:

Young Water Ambassadors

Water-Related Outreach

Water Webinar Series

Related Projects

Pepperell Branch Watershed Partnership


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 drought impacts on water resources, animal waste management, food-energy-water nexus, and environmental pathogens.

Alabama Water Resources Research Institute (AWRRI)

Coping with Drought

Animal Waste Management

Environmental Pathogens


Demands for water continue to exert increasing pressure on water resources in Alabama and the southeastern United States. Higher education programs must continually provide high quality, contemporary education to prepare our future scientists, resource managers and policy-makers that can manage our precious water resources for generations to come.

Auburn University provides a broad array of degree programs, minors, courses, and certification programs to prepare students for the challenges of water resource management and policy.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Water-Related Courses

Certification Programs

AUWRC now offers field-based experiences for Auburn University classes. Click to view the AUWRC Field Experiences Request Form. 

AL Water Resources Conference

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.

2020 Conference Important Dates:

   Symposium & Conference Overview



Keynote Speakers

   Participate – Register, Present, Exhibit

   Previous Conferences