Water and Equity: Co-developing Research and Engaged Approaches to Transforming Environments (WE CREATE)

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Water and Equity: Co-developing Research and Engaged Approaches to Transforming Environments (WE CREATE)

Team Derickson Sprint Activities

Faculty, librarians, community partners, and undergraduate research assistants used the sprints to conduct foundational, interdisciplinary research on stormwater management and property dynamics in Nassau County, FL with a focus on permitting practice, eminent domain, and archival research on land use.  The team collected GIS files, government documents, archival sources, interview transcripts, photographs, and scholarly literature. The undergrads are working on an atlas of environmental justice in the county. Librarians worked with the group to organize the team’s file management structure and workflows for collaboration.  Additionally, the team conducted an extended interview with John Chapman, an Assistant Professor of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering. Finally, the team drafted components of an ArcGIS Online Story Map on stormwater management in Nassau County from the perspective of community members.

Location: University of Minnesota

Sprint Researcher Participants: Kate Derickson, Geography; five undergraduates; two community partners

Project PIs: Kate Derickson, Geography; Susan Galatowitsch, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Sarah Hobbie, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; Bonnie Keeler, Institute on the Environment; Stephen Polasky, Applied Economics; and Fred Rose, Institute on the Environment

Libraries TeamKate PetersonAllison Langham, Dorothy Berry, Linnea Anderson, Melinda Kernik, Ryan Mattke

Unique Circumstances: WE CREATE team participated in two distinct sprints

Team Keeler Sprint Activities

This sprint focused on the various ways people value water in the Mississippi River basin.  The researchers and librarians assembled a bibliography for research and primary documents on the subject.  The result was a shared Mendeley reference collection and a spreadsheet of physical and digital archives with relevant sources for further exploration.

Location: University of Minnesota

Sprint Researcher Participants: Bonnie Keeler, Institute on the Environment, and Fred Rose, Institute on the Environment

Project PIs: Kate Derickson, Geography; Susan Galatowitsch, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Sarah Hobbie, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; Bonnie Keeler, Institute on the Environment; Stephen Polasky, Applied Economics; and Fred Rose, Institute on the Environment

Libraries TeamKris FowlerAlicia Kubas, Cecily Marcus, Ellen Engseth, Kristen Mastel, Malaika Grant, Katherine Gerwig

Unique Circumstances: WE CREATE team participated in two distinct sprints; one day sprint

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