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Researchers find political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Jun. 20, 2018—A team that includes Vanderbilt engineering researchers has found urban water conservation policies are reflecting the nation’s political polarization. A new, interdisciplinary report demonstrates a city’s water ordinances can be as much related to whether it leans left or right as to whether the climate is wet or dry. Vanderbilt University environmental researchers found Los...

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NSF funding boosts VIEE Sri Lanka project

Sep. 4, 2012—The small island nation of Sri Lanka exemplifies some of the worst conditions and best responses to the world’s environmental challenges. Located in Southern Asia off the coast of India, Sri Lanka is about the size of West Virginia. The country’s climate, terrain, natural resources and socio-political conditions combine to present a microcosm of how...

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