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Jen Schneider and Shawn Benner

Jen Schneider
Shawn Benner
Shawn Benner

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students led by professors Jen Schneider and Shawn Benner, and postdoctoral researcher Jillian Moroney, will launch the website Treasure Valley Water Atlas at the Idaho’s Water conference on Tuesday, April 17, hosted by the Andrus Center for Public Policy.

The website is designed to serve as a resource for Treasure Valley decision makers, educators and water users. The site features six narratives, including an examination of the source of Treasure Valley water, a discussion of how water is delivered and used, a primer on water law, a case study on water refill and an exploration of the potential future of water in the Treasure Valley.

The Boise State team also includes doctoral student Christopher Torres and masters student Ana Costa, both from the Department of Public Policy and Administration, and geosciences graduate student Curtis Crandall.

The creation of the Water Atlas was funded by the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. An article about the Water Atlas appeared in the April 16 edition of The Blue Review, Boise State’s journal of popular scholarship.