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Engaging Social Scientists in the WATERS Initiative: Special Sessions at the 2008 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management

Principle Investigator: Alex Mayer
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Co-PIs: Kathleen Halvorsen
Award Amount: $10,600
Project Duration: 05/2008– 04/2009
MTU Reference Code: 080269
 

Project Summary

Two sessions were conducted at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) Conference in Burlington, Vermont, June 11, 2008. The purpose of Session One was to familiarize the audience with the WATERS program and to present initial ideas about key fundamental social science questions and approaches that could be answered through participation in the WATERS program. Session Two was a facilitated discussion of potential fundamental social science questions and approaches to answer them that could fit within the overall structure of WATERS. This included a discussion of how the infrastructure-orientation of WATERS might fit with key social science research. WATERS provides an excellent opportunity to support the intensive, panel-based (repeated surveys over time) investigation of important research questions important to theory development about human relationships to water.


     




     

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