Drivers, repercussions, and remedies to streamflow depletion in the United States

Freshwater resources are being heavily depleted in many regions around the globe, creating water shortage risks for people and ecosystems. In a series of related studies, we identify primary drivers of water scarcity in the United States and effective ways to ameliorate them. We assessed all human water uses and their individual connection to water scarcity, river depletion, and fish imperilment. We relate these local environmental issues to the domestic and international consumers of the goods produced with these waters, which are connected through global trade markets.

About the Speaker

Dr. Landon Marston is an assistant professor at Kansas State University in the Department of Civil Engineering. His research investigates complex multi-scalar human-water systems with the aim of providing new understanding and solutions for sustainable water resources management.