The Alabama Water Watch Association (AWWA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to support the goals of the AWW Program. Throughout the coming months we would like to introduce you to the AWWA Board of Directors and help citizens gain a better understanding of the purpose and mission of the AWWA through a series of blog articles. You can also learn more about AWWA and supporting its mission by visiting www.alabamawaterwatch.org/get_involved/donate.html or contacting one of our Board Members (contact information listed here: www.alabamawaterwatch.org/about/board.html .
Let’s start with Mike Kensler, AWWA President:
Mike enjoying an Alabama stream
The name of the game in these days of tight-and-diminishing budgets is collaboration and partnerships. AWW recently learned of a major statewide effort to recover and restore imperiled threatened and endangered aquatic species in streams throughout Alabama. The recently-formed Alabama Rivers and Streams Network (ARSN) is a coalition of several groups and dedicated individuals who are pooling resources and efforts to protect our rich aquatic biodiversity, which in many areas is suffering, see www.alh2o.org.
This year’s participants in the 28th Annual Alabama Water Resources Conference, www.aaes.auburn.edu/water/alabama-water-resources-conference were treated to a presentation on the phenomenal success of Global Water Watch (GWW) in Mexico. GWW a program based at Auburn University, and GWW, Inc. an incorporated nonprofit organization, promote community-based watershed monitoring throughout the world, see www.globalwaterwatch.org
Click here to view Sergio’s Presentation
Sarah Juliana Dominguez finally arrived after taking the ‘scenic route’ in the delivery room (according to an exhausted but ecstatic Mommy Mona – Daddy Ariel looks pretty whooped too)!
Sarah Juliana dreaming about water monitoring
On Saturday, June 28th volunteer monitors, members of the Alabama Water Watch Association and other AWW supporters gathered in Auburn, AL at the AWW Program Office in the CASIC building (Center for Advanced Science, Innovation, and Commerce) for the AWW Annual Get-Together. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to this event. It was a great day with wonderful people, great information, and good food. For all who were unable to attend, you were missed. The following AWWareness articles will provide you with a summary of what was shared during the meeting.
Dr. Sam Fowler, Director of the AU Water Resources Center, welcomes all to the AWW Annual Meeting
After a delicious dinner catered by Zoe’s Kitchen, and an enjoyable time of fellowship, attendees were provided an update on AWW Program activities and accomplishments.
Rita Grub shares AWW Accomplishments for the past year.