The research team hopes to demonstrate the ways that higher levels of trust and interaction can build more resilient societies. They are interested in the ways that social ties—the connections that bind us to other residents of our communities and to decision-makers—alter the ways that we get through and recover from shocks. They are especially interested in well water pollution and quality and access after hurricanes. The team will be evaluating the impacts of social capital and access to safe well water.
Collaborators and Funders
- Kelsey Pieper, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Jundong Li, University of Virginia