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Project ID:2006TX227B

Title: A Socio-Technical Case Study of Sustainable Stormwater Management in Austin, Texas

Project Type: Research

Start Date: 03/01/2006

End Date: 02/28/2007

Congressional District: 21

Focus Categories: Management and Planning, Non Point Pollution, Water Quality

Keywords: Stormwater, Urban Runoff, Sustainability

Principal Investigators: Karvonen, Andrew; Moore, Steven

Federal Funds: $5,000

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $20,760

Abstract: This research will examine the emergence of sustainable stormwater management practices in Austin, Texas from social and technical perspectives. The hypothesis of the study is that emerging technical practices are dependent on technical strategies as well as cultural conditions of particular regions. The study will employ a qualitative case study approach to better understand the complex relationship between urban infrastructure development processes and regional context. Findings from the study will be used to highlight the socio-technical nature of urban infrastructure networks and to develop qualitative methods to assess these networks from multiple perspectives.

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