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How does current management of water quality align with ecological health and human well-being? A preliminary study of Virginia


January 2017 - June 2017


OBJECTIVES: Our overall aim was to integrate available geo-referenced socioeconomic, human health, and biophysical water (WQ) data to answer the following questions:
1. To what extent is human well-being (HWB) spatially correlated with healthy waterbodies and how do such relations vary across regions and socio-cultural groups?
2. What are local WQ managers’ perceptions of the greatest threats to waterbodies and to what extent are these perceptions supported by available data?
3. What are local WQ managers’ beliefs about a) how to achieve WQ goals and b) common knowledge and desires of local publics relative to WQ?


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 673

Scientific Publications: 1905

Presentations: 4236



Funding Agencies

  • Virginia Tech Global Change Center


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey