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Phone: 906.487.2551
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Nelson Mandela School of
Public Policy and Urban Affairs

410 Higgins Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
Phone: 225.771.3092
Fax: .225.771.3105

 
Participating Students
   
 
Josh Cowden
IGERT Trainee, Michigan Technological University
Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
jrcowden@mtu.edu [e-mail]

Advisor(s)
Dr. James Mihelcic

Hometown
Green River, WY

Undergrad Institution
University of Wyoming

Hobbies
Playing with my kids, reading, and fishing

Research
Urban Issues and the Built Environment, Urban metabolism modeling and urban sustainability

Scholarship

Cowden, J. R., Mihelcic, J.R., & Watkins, D.W. (2006, May 21-25). Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Assessment to Improve Water Supply and Health in Africa's Urban Slums. Paper presented at the 2006 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Omaha, NE.

Cowden, J. R., Watkins, D.W., & Croley, T.W. II. (2006, May 21-25). Investigating Urban Land Use Effects on Runoff by Using the Distributed Large BAsin Runoff Model. Paper presented at the 2006 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Omaha, NE.

Cowden, J. R., Mihelcic, J. R., & Watkins, D. W. (2007, September 3-6). Climate Change Impact on Rainwater Harvesting and Health in West Africa Urban Slums. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Climate and Water, Helsinki, Finland.

 Cowden, J. R., Watkins, D. W., Mihelcic, J. R., & Fry, L. M. (2007, December 10-14). Probabilistic Impact Assessment of Domestic Rainwater Harvesting in Urban Slums: West Africa Case Study. Paper presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 Cowden, J. R., Watkins, D. W., & Mihelcic, J. R. (2007, May 15-18). Stochastic Rainfall Occurrence Modeling in West Africa. Paper presented at the 2007 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL.

 Hokanson, D. R., Zhang, Q., Cowden, J.R., Troschinetz, A.M., Mihelcic, J.R., & Johnson, D.M. (2007). Challenges to Implementing Drinking Water Technologies in Developing World Countries Environmental Engineer, the Magazine of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, 43(1), 31-38.

 Watkins, D. W., Li, H., & Cowden, J. R. (2007). Adjustment of Radar Precipitation Estimates for Great Lakes Hydrologic Modeling. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 12(3), 298-305.

   
   
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