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Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada

Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada

Environment & Society

Professor and Program Director

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
Office Location: BNR 270A
IconPhone: 435-797-2487



Dr. Endter-Wada is a Professor of Natural Resource Policy and Social Science and Director of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Graduate Certificate Program.  Her research focuses on conceptualizing and analyzing linkages between humans and biophysical aspects of ecosystems with emphasis on water, public land, forest resources, fisheries and urban landscapes. She is currently conducting research on urban landscape water use and conservation, human dimensions of drought and climate change, and wetland management.  During her professional career, Dr. Endter-Wada has been involved in many interdisciplinary academic programs and research projects and served at state and federal levels in policy-related appointments.

Overarching Themes of Endter-Wada Lab:
  • Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management
    -  interdisciplinary perspectives on human-environment linkages
    -  human hydrology
    -  climate change adaptations
  • Water Law and Policy
    -  urban water demand management and conservation
    -  drought management
    -  water for wetlands
    -  water banking
  • Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
    -  public land and common property resources
    -  National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

ENVS 6320 - Water Law and Policy in the United States
NEPA Graduate Certificate Program (curriculum manager)

Graduate Students:
Clint Carney - Ph.D. Environment and Society
Chris McGinty - Ph.D. Ecology

Program Director:
National Environmental Policy Act Graduate Certificate Program

Other Departmental and Program Affiliations:
Center for Water Efficient Landscaping (CWEL)

Ecology Center

Selected Publications
Google Scholar Citations