Commute Sheds as a Regional Water Management Decision Tool

Commute Sheds as a Regional Water Management Decision Tool | Masters Thesis | Ben Young Landis | 2009 | Duke University

Methods

In demonstrating the applicability of OnTheMap as a water resource visualization tool, I also outlined the analytical steps necessary to replicate this effort. My objectives were to use OnTheMap to generate commute sheds for specific pairings of cities within the scope of my analysis, and then develop a simple conversion rule to translate the number of jobs — which is the commute shed output — into an estimate of embedded water benefits. Finally, once the benefit figures were obtained, I wanted to balance the import and exports of benefits for all municipalities examined, and discern the net flows of benefits within the Upper Neuse River Basin, and across basin boundaries.

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