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     Water Institute Spotlight!

 

https://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/Jawitz.jpgHuman societies evolved alongside rivers, but how has the relationship between human settlement locations and water resources evolved over time?” this is the question that Dr. Jawitz

and his PhD student Yu Fang answer in their new paper published in Nature Communications. The authors studied the spatio-temporal relationship between human and water resources in conterminous US from 1790 to 2010 and found that dynamic human distance to water reflects the changing societal reliance on adjacency to major rivers.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ncomms/rss/current/~4/SMQcjPtI5vA Their results “reveal a historical coevolution of human-water systems, which could inform water management and contribute to societal adaptation to future climate change.”

 

Read the full paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08366-z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paloma Carton de Grammont, Ph.D.

Research Coordinator

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