A Two-Way Road: Integrating Science & Community Engagement to Protect Water Quality & Build Resiliency in a Rural Mountain Environment

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Guest Presenter:
Beverley Wemple
Associate Professor of Geography, University of Vermont

Beverley Wemple is an associate professor of Geography and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. Her work examines the influence of extreme weather events and human land use practices on hydrologic and geomorphic processes in steep mountain catchments. Her work has included field and modeling studies in the western Cascades, northern Appalachians, and northern Andes. She has a particular interest in work that engages with rural communities to inform decision making, resource allocation, and policy formation.

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