The Stormwater Management Cluster offers expertise in economics, hydrology, geochemistry, and policy analysis. The cluster emphasizes the science of water, particularly groundwater- and surface-water interactions, including the role that groundwater plays in controlling stream flow, temperatures, and salinity. They utilize hydrogeochemical modeling to develop viable scenarios to assess the public's "willingness to pay" for stormwater abatement measures that could improve stream water quality. Together the results from the physical analysis and public attitude surveys provide support for drafting potential policy options for addressing impacts from stormwater runoff.
groundwater modeling, water quality monitoring, non-market valuation, willingness-to-pay, mixed methods, modeling water quality impacts of competing policy options, stormwater abatement/management in a changing climate
- William Anderson, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
- Kristan Cockerill, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
- Peter Groothuis, Department of Economics
- Tanga Mohr, Department of Economics
- John Whitehead, Department of Economics
- Chuanhui Gu, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University
Sample Work Products
- Modeling effects of low impact development on road salt transport at watershed scale
- Managing stormwater runoff in Appalachia: what does the public think?
- Endogenous Consequentiality in Stated Preference Referendum Data: The Influence of the Randomly Assigned Tax Amount
- Individualized Water Source as an Indicator of Attitudes about Water Management and Conservation in Humid Regions
- Water does not flow up hill: determinants of willingness to pay for water conservation measures in the mountains of western North Carolina
- Creating False Images: Stream Restoration in an Urban Setting
- Hot, Salty Water: A Confluence of Issues in Managing Stormwater Runoff for Urban Streams