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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.

Alabama Water Institute Brock Parker, AWI Senior Editor/Writer

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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.

    AWI Ep. 12: Dr. Mustafa Morsy on How Plants Respond to Environmental Stress

    AWI Ep. 12: 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.

    • 44 min
    AWI Ep. 11: Dr. Timothy Logan, Director of the Houston Lightning Mapping Array Network

    AWI Ep. 11: 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.

    • 54 min
    AWI Ep. 10: Dr. Cecilio Ortiz Garcia and Dr. Marla Perez Lugo on University Roles Before and After Disasters

    AWI Ep. 10: 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.

    • 59 min
    AWI Ep. 9: Dr. Silvana Croope on Flooding and Transportation Infrastructure

    AWI Ep. 9: Dr. Silvana Croope on Flooding and Transportation Infrastructure

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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    AWI Ep. 8: Dr. Ryan Earley on Chemical Effects on Behavior in Fish

    AWI Ep. 8: Dr. Ryan Earley on Chemical Effects on Behavior in Fish

    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.

    • 53 min
    AWI Ep. 7: Dr. Laura Myers on Understanding the Impacts of Extreme Rainfall Weather Events

    AWI Ep. 7: Dr. Laura Myers on Understanding the Impacts of Extreme Rainfall Weather Events

    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.

    • 48 min

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