Alabama Water Watch volunteers spend hours collecting, entering, and analyzing data each month with the intention of improving water quality in Alabama. It is important that our volunteers and supporters have a better understanding of how this valuable data is used and who exactly is using it.Continue reading “AWW Data to Action: How the Alabama Department of Environmental Management Uses AWW Data”
Please remember to check your certification status on your AWW Welcome Page periodically. We place a great importance on the credibility of AWW data, and one way to ensure credible results is to keep all of our monitor’s certifications up to date!Continue reading “Check Your Certification Status!”
UPDATE: SE Drought is Slowly Receding (more info below)
What is a “Flash” Drought?
A flash drought is the rapid onset of drought. While conventional drought is mainly driven by a lack of precipitation, flash drought is often caused by a combination of abnormally high temperatures, winds, and/or incoming radiation that leads to abnormally high evapotranspiration rates (read more). After enduring one of the hottest and driest Septembers on record, Alabama and the vast majority of the Southeast are currently in flash drought conditions.Continue reading “Alabama Flash Drought”
UPDATE: Free stakeholder meeting during 10th US Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) symposium on November 6th. (More info below)
Dr. Alan Wilson is a professor in Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences in the College of Agriculture. Dr. Wilson has offered his thoughts on recent news stories of pet deaths related to poor water quality, specifically freshwater algal blooms.Continue reading “Expert View: Toxic Algal Blooms”
We would like to thank everyone who attended the 2019 Alabama Water Watch Annual Meeting on June 22, 2019. As always, it was a pleasure to be able to catch up and chat with each of you about the great work you’ve been doing. Below, you will find a quick recap of the groups of individuals awarded honors for their exemplary work this year.Continue reading “AWW Annual Meeting Awards”