Contact

(979) 862-8855
bushschoolistpp@tamu.edu

Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
1112 Allen Building
4350 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-4350

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

The Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) has formed a series of multidisciplinary teams to pursue research on controversies surrounding the environment. Projects range from the examination of the impact of policy change on perceptions and use of the environment to the role of leadership in environmental debates. The goal of this group of scholars is to provide theory and data that will contribute to human and non-human use of the environment in mutually beneficial ways.


Current Projects

  • Hurricane Harvey Decision Support Resilient Environments and Communities. RESTORE Program, Disaster Research Response and Capability for Texas. Funder: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
  • Energy and Agriculture/Food Management in the San Antonio Region. Funder: Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, and the Energy Institute at Texas A&M University
  • Pathways to Sustainable and Socially Equitable Transitions to Urban Water Security: Desalination and Water Reuse Challenges in the 21st Century. Funder: Texas A&M University X-Grant.
  • China Governance and Public Policy Surveys: Transformation of Governance and Democracy in China – pollution and environmental protection. Funder: Bush School of Government and Public Service, School of Public Health, and Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy at Texas A&M University and Swansea University
  • Towards Creating an Environment for Increased Cooperation between Water-Energy-Food Players in San Antonio. Funder: Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Texas A&M University.
  • Water Management in the San Antonio Region. Funder: Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Texas A&M University.
  • Texas Groundwater Districts and Manager. Funder: Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Texas A&M University.
  • A National and Texas Water-Energy-Food Nexus Public Opinion Survey
    Funders: Texas A&M University’s Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Texas A&M University System’s Area 41.

Completed Projects

  • Toward a Texas-Mexico Transboundary Groundwater Management and Governance Pilot Project
    Funders: Texas A&M University School of Law; Texas Water Resources Institute; Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Bush School of Government and Public Policy, Texas A&M University.
  • A National and Texas Water-Energy-Food Nexus Public Opinion Survey
    Funders: Texas A&M University’s Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Texas A&M University System’s Area 41.
  • A National Public Opinion Survey about Climate Change Policy
    Funder: Texas A&M University’s Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in the Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • National and Texas Water Policy Surveys
    Funders: Texas A&M University's Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) in The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas Sea Grant, and Office of the Vice President for Research.
  • National Energy Policy Survey
    Funders: Texas A&M University's Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in the Bush School, and Office of the Vice President for Research.
  • Public Understanding of Air Quality Issues in Texas
    Funders: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) & Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • Advancing the Resilience of the Coastal Localities: Developing, Implementing and Sustaining the Use of Coastal Resilience Indicators.
    Funder: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Climate Change, Drought and Policymaking in the U.S. Southern Region
    Funder: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Utilization of Science-based Information on Climate Change in Decision Making and the Public Policy Process, Phase II
    Funder: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Use of Science in Gulf of Mexico Decision Making Involving Climate Change
    Funder: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
  • Utilization of Science-based Information on Climate Change in Decision Making and the Public Policy Process, Phase I
    Funder: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Development of an Urban Watershed Rehabilitation Method Using Stakeholder Feedback to Direct Investigation and Restoration
    Funder: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Water and Watersheds Program
  • Swimming Upstream: Collaborative Approaches to Watershed Management
    Funder: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
  • Summit for the Sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Industry
    Funders: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Sea Grant Office
  • Private Land Stewardship and Conservation: Partnerships for Collaborative Problem Solving
    Sponsors: Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) & the Institute for Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR)
  • Effluent Trading: A Policy Review for Texas
    Funder: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC)
  • Ecological, Economic and Policy Alternatives for Texas Rice Agriculture
    Sponsors: Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), the Texas A&M Agricultural Program, and the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy
  • Framing of Intractable Environmental Disputes: The Edwards Aquifer Case
    Funder: Hewlett Foundation
  • Instrument Development for Measuring Social and Cultural Frames in Environmental Conflicts
    Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF) Decision Making and Valuation for Environmental Policy Program (DMVEP)
  • Media Portrayal of Framing in the Edwards Aquifer Dispute
    Funder: Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Program, Texas A&M University
  • Protection of Surface and Ground Water Quality by Utilizing Waste Disposal Sites on Soils That Are Not Prone to Oxidize Chromium to a Toxic Form
    Funder: Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Program, Texas A&M University
  • Clean Water for Armand Bayou
    Funder: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Contact

(979) 862-8855
bushschoolistpp@tamu.edu

Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
1112 Allen Building
4350 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-4350