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WSU Research Perspectives and Policy

Perspectives and policy

Mobilizing action to advance sustainability

Preserving the fragile balance between conservation and consumption will require sustainable food, energy, and water production systems. New systems could vastly alter the way people live and work. In order for the public to adopt sweeping changes, perceptions must shift. New policies must be forged.

WSU scholars seek to define economic, social, and policy barriers to change. They analyze the views and actions of private- and public-sector stakeholders, policy makers, and the general public. Their work paves the way for adoption of research advances that will help create a sustainable future for you and those around you.

Research areas

  • Political engagement and public policy development
  • Effective communication and education
  • Production incentives and stewardship
  • Rational economic approaches to sustainability