The Q-Methodology — The Nature Conservancy in Washington

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By Robinson Low and Darby Swayne, graduate college students at UW College of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Catalyzing Innovation in Stormwater Options 

The long-lasting rain of the Puget Sound area creates issues when it hits the streets and different impervious surfaces that characterize this extremely developed city panorama. The ensuing stormwater runoff carries poisonous contaminants into close by waterways, degrades habitat and water high quality, and causes flooding, touching almost all aspects of the coupled human and pure system. 

In 2019, the Water 100 Challenge kicked off an effort to establish, assess, fund, and implement the 100 most substantive options for bettering system situations, benefiting people and nature in ways in which prolong nicely past stormwater air pollution. Researchers on the College of Washington and The Nature Conservancy are taking this work a step additional, exploring progressive instruments to impress high-impact stormwater options and deal with prioritization challenges together with mission placement, equitable impacts, and restricted knowledge availability.  

This text is the third installment in a three-part sequence describing the methodologies utilized by three UW analysis groups and their ideas on how these instruments may profit future conservation work. 



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