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Grants Boost UA Climate Science Research Efforts

Researchers from The University of Alabama are among those to receive funding from NOAA for climate science and community resilience projects.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 3, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

a man on a higher walkway points down into a flooded highway with abandoned cars

25% of all critical infrastructure in the US is at risk of failure due to flooding, new report finds

As a massive investment to repair roads and adapt to climate change faces an uncertain fate in Congress, a new report finds much of the country’s infrastructure is already at…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Faculty and Staff Accolades for July 20, 2021

Dr. James W. Harris, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, was selected for the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Affiliated Universities foundation to…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Man on a motorcycle going down a flooded street with palm trees lining the way

Climate scientists say building collapse is a ‘wake-up call’ about the potential impact of rising seas

As rescue and recovery teams dig through the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, scientists and engineers are starting to consider what could have possibly caused the…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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UA Research to Enhance Flood Resilience of Coastal Communities

Researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research are working to develop advanced computational earth science and coastal models that help coastal communities prepare for flooding from…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds

About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Engineering Faculty Member Awarded a 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program has named a University of Alabama engineering faculty member one of the 20 recipients of their 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship. Dr. Hamed Moftakhari, an assistant…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 13, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research    /    Features:   ,   

A family stands in their garage amid flood waters up to their knees

Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than previously known, new analysis shows

“This is more evidence that shows our mapping system is not working efficiently and we need to fix it to better our understanding about flooding in the United States,” said…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 3, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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UA to lead study on farming in Deep South

The University of Alabama is set to lead a study on farming in the deep south, specifically irrigation-fed farming. According to The University of Alabama, that practice of farming isn’t as common…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 27, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   , , ,   

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UA to Lead Study on Irrigation-Fed Farming Impacts in Deep South

Unique research led by The University of Alabama will study whether more irrigation-fed farms in the Deep South could lead to a more robust agriculture industry, possibly becoming an even greater economic engine.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 25, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

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