Support Alabama Water Watch through Tiger Giving Day!

Alabama Water Watch was selected as the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Tiger Giving Day Project! Please help us meet our goal of raising, $10,000 over the next 12 days.

Tiger Giving Day is Auburn University’s 24-hour fundraising event. Twenty special projects were identified by colleges, schools and units. The official day to give is February 21st, but donations can be made any time between now and then.  Go to www.tigergiving.org to learn more about the event, and donate to AWW by visiting our project page, Protect Alabama’s Waterways.

100% of the funds donated to through this campaign will go to AWW and will be used to help AWW recruit and train new volunteers and supply volunteers with monitoring materials.

To give offline, send checks payable to “Auburn University Foundation” to Auburn Fund, Attn: Gift Processing, 317 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36849. Note the name of the project on the memo line.

Be sure to tell all of your friends about Tiger Giving Day! Thank you for continued support!

Dedicated to Community-Based Watershed Stewardship through Citizen Volunteer Monitoring

Alabama Water Watch (AWW) is a citizen volunteer, water quality monitoring program covering all of the major river basins in Alabama. AWW is a part of the Global Water Watch network.

The AWW vision is to have a citizen monitor on every stream, river, lake and coast in Alabama. The goal of AWW is to foster the development of statewide water quality monitoring by:

  • Educating citizens on water issues in Alabama and the world
  • Training citizens to use standardized equipment and techniques to gather credible water information using quality assurance protocols.
  • Empowering citizens to make a positive impact by using their water monitoring data for environmental education, waterbody restoration and protection, and involvement in watershed stewardship.

AWW relocated from its old home in Upchurch Hall in the AU Fisheries Department and moved to the Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce (CASIC Building) in 2013 and  became a program in the AU Water Resources Center. AWW receives support from multiple sources including the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, grants from various governmental and private agencies, and contributions from individuals and groups throughout the state.

We invite you to take a few minutes to view AWW’s award winning video, produced in 1998 and digitally enhanced and updated in 2010:

This video documents key individuals and efforts in the early days that provided a solid foundation for the formation of a highly-successful statewide volunteer monitoring program, and updates of key success stories that have been built on this foundation.

The success of AWW depends on the volunteerism and commitment of Monitoring Groups. Volunteers may participate in AWW by becoming certified and regularly monitoring their waterbodies. They may also identify problems by analyzing data and taking action steps to resolve water quality problems. Support to monitoring groups, the program and the association is funded, in part, through membership dues, gifts and services.