Auburn Water Research Social a Big Hit

by | Jun 14, 2023 | Uncategorized

Falls Park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina


By: Rachel McGuire

The Auburn University Water Resources Center (AUWRC) hosted the inaugural Auburn Water Research Social on April 18, 2023 at the Ag Heritage Park Pavilion for AU faculty and staff affiliated with support from the Alabama Chapter of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA-AL).

More than 50 faculty, staff, and doctoral students joined AUWRC staff and two officers of AWRA-AL for fellowship, collaboration, and refreshments.

Eve Brantley presents at the 2022 UCOWR Annual Conference

Auburn University was well-represented at the 2022 ALWRC with participation from faculty, staff, and students. Photo Credit: AUWRC Staff

The event also got participants excited for the highly anticipated 2023 Alabama Water Resources Conference and Symposium, which is set to occur on September 6-8, 2023 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL. 

Citizen Science Special Session at the 2022 UCOWR Annual Conference

Dr. Xing Fang and Dr. Mike Perez chat. Photo Credit: Morgan Adams

Several colleges on AU’s campus were represented including the College of Agricutlure, College of Forestry , Wildlife, and Environment, College of Humanities, College of Sciences and Mathematics, and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Falls Park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina

AUWRC flexed their charcuterie board muscles for the event. Photo Credit: Morgan Adams

Stream Restoration in Greenville's McPherson Park

Surprise guest, Aubie created quite the stir as AUWRC Director Dr. Eve Brantley welcomed the crowd. Photo Credit: Morgan Adams (left) and Sydney Zinner (right)

The AUWRC hopes to host another research social in Spring 2024. Thanks to all who attended and we are proud to see the connections that were made.

Drs. Feng, Ojeda, and Hoang attend the 2023 AU Water Research Social. Photo credit: Morgan Adams

McPherson Park BMPs

AUWRC Staff (from left to right): Sergio RuizCordova, Sydney Zinner, Carolina Ruiz, Rachel McGuire, Mona Dominguez, Dr. Eve Brantley, Laura Cooley, Jessie Curl, and Dr. Adam Newby.

The mission of the Auburn University Water Resources Center is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among Auburn University faculty and staff on water-related research, outreach, and instruction; conduct innovative research to find practical solutions for current and future water issues and empower private citizens to become active stewards of water resources.


Auburn University Water Resources Center
ALFA Agricultural Services and Research Building
961 S Donahue Drive
Auburn, AL 36840