New Center for Watershed Management Established at Alabama A&M University

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated Alabama A&M University as a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management. In order to meet the qualifications, the university had to demonstrate technical expertise in watershed management issues, involvement of faculty and students in watershed related research, and the ability to eventually become financially self-sustaining.

The new center will be under the direction of Teferi Tsegaye, chair of the department of natural resources and environmental sciences at Alabama A&M, the historically black educational institution in the city of Normal. Dr. Tsegaye holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.