Randhir proposes water resources conservation for rapidly urbanizing areas of eastern Massachusetts

A new study by Timothy Randhir and graduate student Ammara Talib, Environmental Conservation, suggests that threats to the watershed in the increasingly populated suburban areas northwest of Boston, such as water shortages and poor quality, can be addressed if managers begin to act now. Randhir and Talib took multiple ecohydrologic variables into account in their study of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers, modeling the watershed’s vulnerability in various land use and climate change scenario. Details of the investigation appear in the current issue of Journal of Water and Climate. Phys.orgScience magazineHealth Medicine Network, News Office release