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UA-Led Study of Southeastern Groundwater Assists Water Management    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is leading a 4-year, $6 million project to conduct groundwater research that will provide new scientific insights and make useful groundwater water predictions for the Southeast.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 5, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Water Quality Research, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Predicting Plant Water Needs in a Warmer, Drier World    /  UA News

UA-involved study shows dry air drives overlooked changes in how plants drink and breathe.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

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Scientists may now be able to predict forest die-off up to 19 months in advance    /  PBS

Within months, millions of trees had been lost statewide—a massive die-off whose seemingly abrupt onset left researchers like Mukesh Kumar shaken. “It really caught our eye,” recalls the University of Alabama ecohydrologist. “We…


Source: PBS    /    Published: October 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Researchers Develop Tool to Diagnose Dying Forests    /  UA News

Predicting if droughts and heat waves will kill a forest is difficult, but new work involving an engineering researcher at The University of Alabama could help spot problems early to mitigate risks and possibly help restore a forest.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA to lead study on farming in Deep South    /  NBC 13 (Birmingham)

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…


Source: NBC 13 (Birmingham)    /    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    /  UA News

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:   , , ,   

UA engineering professor receives Mahatma Gandhi Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama engineering professor was recently honored with the Mahatma Gandhi Award for outstanding services, achievements and contributions. Dr. Mukesh Kumar, UA civil, construction and environmental…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 29, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

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In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.