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Graduate Pursuit: Distilling the Public Discourses and Nexus between Water Quality and Social Inequality

 

Distilling the Public Discourses and Nexus between Water Quality and Social Inequality

Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. Though water quality has been examined in environmental justice research, the degradation of domestic water resources has been overlooked, especially in areas with a legacy of extractive industries. Water quality environmental justice research almost exclusively studies after-the-tap water quality, rather than ambient surface water and groundwater.

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Foundations are SESYNC recruited projects on critical, emerging or understudied topics, or efforts that bring new disciplinary perspectives to S-E scholarship.

Graduate Pursuit: Identifying Socio-Environmental Watershed Typologies Based on Stormwater Pollution Using Machine Learning

 

Identifying Socio-Environmental Watershed Typologies Based on Stormwater Pollution Using Machine Learning

This project represents the first socio-environmental-technological system (SETS) study of the generation of stormwater pollution in urban watersheds across the United States. Urban stormwater pollution poses a major and growing threat to local waterbodies, yet its study and management has consistently ignored the human activities and behaviors that release pollution.

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