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Integrated Water Quality Program (IWQP)

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Alabama is a very eco-rich state.  Its abundant rivers and streams contain some of the most biologically diverse plant and animal populations in North America.  Unfortunately the state’s water resources are facing enormous challenges due to non-point source pollution resulting from agriculture, urbanization, industrialization, mining and a number of other land uses.  Protecting the integrity of these  water resources is crucial and of great interest to Alabama A&M University.



The goal of this integrated Water Quality Program is to provide research-based education that leads to increased citizen awareness concerning water resources and reduced water pollution. 


  • To identify water quality and quantity issues within urban and rural communities and outline teaching, research and outreach procedures that protect Alabama’s water resources.

  • To enhance water quality and help communities to make sustainable choices that minimize, reduce, and prevent water quality problems.