The WSSS Practicum is a chance for WSSS students to work in a small group on the integrated assessment of a water resources case study. The goal of the practicum is to expose students to the techniques and thought processes of integrated assessment in order to train them as researchers and professionals. In both 2009 and 2010, the WSSS Practicum was on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas. Prior years had explored water issues local to Tufts Medford campus. The practicum is headed by Rusty Russell of the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department with input from other participating WSSS faculty.
Engineering Professor John Durant on a planning trip for the 2008 practicum in the Bahamas.
2009 WSSS Practicum
2009 Student's list
Alex Bedig, School of Engineering
Shonda T. Gaylord, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
John Melcher, School of Engineering
Nathan Rawding, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Kendall Webster, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Click here to download the Technical Report from the study done in March 2009. Track P students, click here to visit the 2009 course wiki.
Students in WSSS Track P are required to participate in the Practicum. For more information, contact Rusty Russell.
2009 WSSS Practicum Participants
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program is a graduate research and education program that provides Tufts students with interdisciplinary perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems around the world.
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