If you are a certified AWW monitor and need some help to get started monitoring at an orphaned site or a new site, in the form of a water chemistry test kit, water chemistry reagents to refill an existing kit, or bacteria supplies, this mini-grant program is for you!
The Auburn University College of Agriculture has been asked to partner with Alabama Public Television (APT) to develop a series of four one-hour-long episodes that highlight various projects and research related to natural resources and agriculture in Alabama. AWW will be featured during a 15-minute segment in the first episode of the series that is focused on environmental stewardship and water. We are excited to have the opportunity to share what our volunteers do with a broader audience and we hope it will generate some new interest in the AWW Program!
Tis the season for giving thanks, and the AWW Program Staff would like to thank all of our volunteer monitors, trainers, board members and partners for their lasting dedication to Alabama Water Watch.
AWW Staff and other Auburn University colleagues held a reception to celebrate recently retired AWW Director, Eric Reutebuch, his significant career achievements and his 28 years of service with Auburn University.
AWW Founder and former Director Dr. Bill Deutsch perfectly summed up everyone’s reflections on Eric when he said, “We call Water Watch a community-based, science-based program. Eric’s contributions to Water Watch are many, and he clearly brought both the community and the science aspects to his work on a daily basis.”
Interested in becoming an AWW Volunteer Citizen Trainer?
AWW Citizen Trainers conduct about 75-80% of the workshops and recertification sessions held for hundreds of Alabamians annually. The AWW Program depends upon Trainers to meet the demand for workshops, and experienced monitors are encouraged to consider becoming Trainers.
AWW was featured in an article in the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s alumni magazine, The Season and on the Auburn University website homepage! The article covers highlights of AWW’s 25 years and includes interviews from Dr. Bill Deutsch, Eric Reutebuch, and Mona Dominguez. Read the article by clicking on the link below:
We had a great turnout this Saturday at the University of Montevallo’s Water Chemistry Workshop. We had nearly 30 students and we only expected 20! WOW!
AWW Citizen Trainer Flo Peters was assisted by recent UM graduate, Ryan Ahrendt in teaching Water Chemistry Monitoring principles and practices – both did an AWWsome job! Catch some of the action in the photos below: