Translational Hydrology: Moving from Science to Decisions

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Session ID#: 25364

Session Description:
Scientists have a responsibility towards development of evidence-based policies by translating research results to inform public policy. Compelling arguments advanced over the past decade indicate that translational approaches require an engagement of not only local stakeholders, but also interdisciplinary research. This session responds to this call to action by bringing together researchers who have effectively engaged in translational activities for water-related issues, which often lie at the intersection of hydrological and public health domains. Specifically, we hope to attract submissions broadly from AGU scientists and to invite speakers that can illustrate how the legitimacy and credibility of science can be brought into the decision-making process (e.g., in post-Katrina New Orleans and Flint, MI) to address ongoing and recent issues. Reflecting the backgrounds of the co-conveners, the presenters we hope to attract to this session would come from diverse scientific and policy backgrounds.
Primary Convener:  Thushara Gunda, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy & Environment, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nashville, TN, United States
Convener:  W. Bradley Hawkins, Vanderbilt University, Department of Health Policy, Nashville, TN, United States
Index Terms:

1817 Extreme events [HYDROLOGY]
1834 Human impacts [HYDROLOGY]
1871 Surface water quality [HYDROLOGY]
6620 Science policy [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

James W Kirchner, ETH Zurich, Dept. of Environmental Systems Science, Zurich, Switzerland; WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Galen Treuer, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, United States
Pierre David Glynn1, Alexey A. Voinov2, Carl D Shapiro1 and Karen E. Jenni3, (1)USGS, Reston, VA, United States, (2)University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, Netherlands, (3)U.S. Geological Survey, Science and Decisions Center, Lakewood, CO, United States
Maureen Lichtveld, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, United States
Andrew Craig Freedman, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States; Mashable, Science Editor, New York, NY, United States
Debra Furr-Holden, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States

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