NEWRnet Policy Workshop January 18th, 2017
Leading water quality managers and policy makers are invited to participate in a unique opportunity to engage with your academic colleagues and other water quality professionals for a virtual Tri-State workshop focusing on Human Behavior, Sensor Networks and Water Quality. The workshop will be held by video-conference on January 18, 2017 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and is free, and morning refreshments, lunch and parking will be provided.
This workshop occurs at the culmination of a three year $6M award from the National Science Foundation involving natural and social scientists from Delaware, Vermont and Rhode Island. The NorthEast Water Resource Network (NEWRnet) developed one of the first multi-state water sensor arrays, as well as, a network of experimental economics and gaming labs and behavioral field studies focused on understanding the role that economic and social psychological behaviors play in water quality decisions.
The goals of the workshop are twofold:
The format of the workshop will include brief presentations on the Tri-State sensor arrays and water quality-related behavioral research. Leading policy makers from each state will be invited to present an overview of their pressing water quality management challenges and initiatives, with opportunities to share strategies and concerns. The workshop will include a combination of multi-state discussions via video conference, and in-state discussions pertaining to current and planned research activities. In the process we look to advance our mutual understanding for how the use of sensor arrays and behavioral research, games, simulations, and randomized controlled trials can be used to address each state’s pressing water quality challenges.
For more information or to learn more please contact Dr. Christopher Koliba at Christopher.Koliba@uvm.edu