Human-Environment Geography

Interactions between society and environment are at the core of many of the world's most pressing social, economic, and political issues at the start of the 21st Century.

Geographers in this research group use qualitative and quantitative techniques to assess political ecology and to engage in contemporary debates in critical development studies, environmental governance, and environmental justice. Current projects include water and sanitation in India, water access in South Texas, land change in Brazil, and dynamic urban and global environmental modeling.

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Water insecurity is a reality for vulnerable households everywhere from Flint, Michigan, to São Paulo, Brazil — from the Texas-Mexico border colonias, to Cape Town, South Africa.

Texas A&M geographer Dr. Wendy Jepson is helping solve these water insecurity challenges.

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