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


I am foremost indebted to Professor Randall Kramer for his insightful guidance and steadfast patience over the course of this project, and through its frequently delayed drafts and many contortionist exercises in logic.

My gratitude goes to the many managers, researchers, and staff who offered their time and assistance.  In order by name:  Mark Bailey, Richard Balmer, Dwight Bassett, Sarah Bruce, Andrew Buczarski, Dale Crisp, Fred Dancy, Nora Deamer, Mallory Dimmitt, Tommy Esqueda, Stephanie Evans, Jeff Hughes, John Huisman, Aaron Jenkins, Jim Johnson, Kenny Keel, Leslie Kleczek, Becca Madsen, Robert Massengill, Syd Miller, Lindsay Maze, Nancy Newell, Brian Overington, Audrey Perry, Tom Roberts, Jo Anne Sanford, Kurt Smith, Marlise Taylor, Marva Watkins, Christine Glendenning Wyman.

I especially acknowledge the contributions of Secretary Bill Holman, who provided invaluable advice and review throughout.  My internship at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions under Secretary Holman, investigating Falls Lake water infrastructure valuation, provided the motivations and background for this study.

Likewise, I sincerely thank Shelley Green and Reyn Bowman of the Durham Visitors and Convention Bureau for patiently answering my countless questions on the field of labor and tourism analysis.  Most importantly, they alerted me to the existence of OnTheMap, thus inspiring this entire study.

Research was made possible in part by the Stanback Fund and the Gary H. Salenger Fellowship, arranged through the Office of Career Services and Office of Enrollment Services, respectively, of the Nicholas School of the Environment.

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Written by Ben Young Landis

May 8, 2009 at 01:00