Institute of Archaeology


Social Perceptions, Water Use and Climate Change

This research project, currently funded by a $1.49 million NSF grant, focuses on water use, human perceptions, and environmental change.

The project aims to explore the role of environmental distancing on how people perceive hydrologic change as it affects water quality and quantity and how that influences people's use of water resources.

The project applies text mining, social-ecological modeling, and other methods to address the research problems.

Related outputs

  • Altaweel, M. and Bone, C. 2012. Applying content analysis for investigating the reporting of water issuesComputer, Environment and Urban Systems.  

  • Altaweel, M. Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., Bone, C. 2010. Monitoring land use: Capturing change through an information fusion approach. Sustainability 2(5):1182-1203.
  • Altaweel, M. Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2009. Forecasting resilience in Arctic societies: Creating tools for assessing social-hydrological systems. JAWRA 45(6):1379-1389.


  • National Science Foundation (US)