Using Coupled Human-Hydrologic Approaches to Advance Water Management and Governance

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Water Resources Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Wilson C, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Ruopu Li, Gengxin Ou
Chairs: Ruopu Li

Call for Submissions

For this session, we are looking for research dealing with the coupled human and water systems using interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches. Please contact if you would like to be included in this session:
Ruopu Li, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale,
Gengxin (Michael) Ou, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,


Water resources planning, management and governance represent important processes of human-environment interactions intertwined with various challenges in river basins and watersheds, such as hierarchically structured decision-making processes involving diverse stakeholders, complex interplay of Food-Energy-Water as a nexus, and increased susceptibility to climate extremes. Managers and researchers tend to rely on traditional ‘disciplinary science’ to construct the system representation and solutions using either physical hydrologic modeling or human/societal approaches. However, this disciplinary segmentation presents us from seeking transdisciplinary solutions to decipher the complexity of our water resources management, which involves the understanding of both hydrologic systems and their human and societal dimensions. Therefore, there is a critical need to understand the dynamics of river basins and watersheds through the lens of coupled human-hydrologic system, and seek pathways to their sustainability and effective management. The purpose of this session is to advance the understanding of the complex interactions among the hydrologic and human systems, and identify interdisciplinary approaches and strategies to cope with current and emerging challenges to the management and governance issues.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Alexander Ross*, Portland State University, Integrated Water Resources Management in Exurban Places: A multi-scalar approach to modeling the dual impacts of climate and population changes in Hood River, Oregon 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Shiqi Tao*, Michigan State University, Jiaguo Qi, Michigan State University, Qi Zhang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Impact of Climate Change and Human Activities on Water in Mekong River Basin 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Yanin Kramsky*, University of California - Berkeley, Framing water vulnerability in California’s San Joaquin Valley: Contested knowledge regimes, slipping alliances, and ambiguous collaboration 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Matthew Hopton, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Xin Fu*, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Xinhao Wang, University of Cincinnati, Haynes Goddard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Development of a runoff trading system to meet watershed-level stormwater management goals with parcel-level green infrastructure 20 9:00 AM

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