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.
Dr. Mojdeh Rasoulzadeh from UA's Department of Mathematics
Dr. Mojdeh Rasoulzadeh is 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.
The topic for her talk is hydrodynamic driven dissolution in carbonate formation and how it applies to the creation of sinkholes.
Dr. Glenn Tootle from UA's College of Engineering
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.
Dr. David Weston from Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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.
Dr. Mustafa Morsy on How Plants Respond to Environmental Stress
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.
Dr. Timothy Logan, Director of the Houston Lightning Mapping Array Network
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.
Dr. Cecilio Ortiz Garcia and Dr. Marla Perez Lugo on University Roles Before and After Disasters
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.