Wicked but worth it: Student perspectives on socio-hydrology


Sivapalan et al. (2012) introduced the concept of socio-hydrology as a ‘new science of people and water’ to meet this challenge. Socio-hydrology aims to broaden the study of water cycle dynamics to include social processes. This is similar to the field of ecohydrology, which incorporates ecological processes. However, unlike ecohydrology, which involves a synthesis of two natural science disciplines, socio-hydrology involves incorporation of social processes, which many consider fundamentally different from processes tackled traditionally by natural scientists and engineers.

Publication Type
Journal Article
Morgan C. Levy
Margaret Garcia, Tufts University
Peter Blair
Xi Chen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sharlene L. Gomes
Drew B. Gower
Johanna Grames
Linda Kuil, Vienna University of Technology
Ye Liu, Tsinghua University
Landon Marston, University of Illinois
Paul F. McCord
Mahendran Roobavannan, University of Technology, Sydney
Ruijie Zeng, University of Illinois
Hydrological Processes

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