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Integrated Water Quality Program

The Integrated Water Quality Program provides research-based education that leads to increased citizen awareness concerning water resources and reduced water pollution.

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.


  • 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.

Extension Resources


Funded Projects

  • Assessing Drinking Water Quality: Impacts on Human Health and Wellness. (2010-2011)
  • Cumulative Effects of Drought and Urbanization on the Flint River Watershed Ecosystem: Integrated Research, Education, and Extension. (2011-2012)
  • Soil Climate and Morphology of Temporarily-Saturated Soils in Northern Alabama and Southern Tennessee. (2011-2014)
  • Distribution of Mercury in Flint Creek Watershed: Implications for Mercury Bioaccumulation. (2011-2013)
  • Implementation of the Alabama Urban Home*A*Syst Program: An Environmental Risk Assessment Program for Urban Homeowners. (2012-2013)
  • Addressing Critical and Emerging Safety Issues in Human, Animal, and Environmental Health through Extension Outreach. (2012-2015)
  • Alabama Mesonet Weather Stations (2002-Present)
  • Geospatial Data Analysis Center for Forecasting Drought and Flood and expansion of the Alabama Mesonet (ALMNet) at AAMU