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Alabama NewsCenter — University of Alabama to train needed workforce for water operations and forecasting

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By Brock Parker
University of Alabama

The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) award will bring together master’s and doctoral students from a variety of water disciplines. UA’s new project, called Water-R2O, will start them on a career path that will meet the research-to-operations needs of hydrologic researchers, forecasters and decision-makers in government, private and academic sectors.

“We’re facing major water challenges, and this provides an opportunity, a model, for how we can prepare students to enter into the workforce, address those challenges and to help cutting-edge water research be fast-tracked for use in water operations and forecasting,” said Steven Burian, director of science for the Alabama Water Institute (AWI) and professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering.

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2022-07-25 15:00:58

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