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Krissy is an urban hydrologist broadly interested in coupled human-natural systems, particularly as they relate to water management in cities. Her SESYNC project focuses on characterizing how stormwater management strategies change over time and what socio-political factors facilitate transitions towards more sustainable management approaches. Her work will identify policies and governance structures that can catalyze transitions towards more resilient, sustainable stormwater management systems. Krissy comes to SESYNC from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Geology and Planetary Science, where she earned her PhD in the summer of 2014. For her dissertation research, she assessed the type and magnitude of hydrologic changes associated with urban development in nine U.S. cities. In Pittsburgh, she was also engaged in watershed planning efforts to quantify the potential impact of installing green infrastructure in an urban watershed.
|Research Note: Mapping spatial patterns in sewer age, material, and proximity to surface waterways to infer sewer leakage hotspots||
May 03, 2017
Article published in Landscape and Urban Planning.
|Associations between sociodemographics and green infrastructure placement in Portland, Oregon||
Apr 13, 2017
Article published in the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment.
|Ecological resistance in urban streams: the role of natural and legacy attributes||
Dec 08, 2015
Article published in Freshwater Science.
|Type and timing of stream flow changes in urbanizing watersheds in the Eastern U.S.||
Jun 11, 2015
Article published in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.
|Assessment of Regional Variation in Streamflow Responses to Urbanization and the Persistence of Physiography||
Feb 09, 2015
Article published in Environmental Science & Technology.