Social Perceptions, Water Use and Climate Change
Investigation of social-ecological relationships
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.
Altaweel, M. and Bone, C. 2012. Applying content analysis for investigating the reporting of water issues. Computer, Environment and Urban Systems. Available online here»
- 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)
- Lilian Alessa (University of Alaska)
- Andrew Kliskey (University of Alaska)
- Richard Lammers (University of New Hampshire)