Water Conservation & Quality

Water provisioning is a key ecosystem service on which humans depend and which is critical to supporting all terrestrial life-forms.  Research in this area focuses on sustaining this ecosystem service by enhancing the quality of the terrestrial and aquatic environments that filter and modulate fresh water supplies.  Projects include studies of ecotoxicology in aquatic ecosystems, water quality monitoring, economic and social valuation of water resources, and relationships between land use and water quality and availability.

img_1710Photo: R. Field