Department of Geography and the Environment

David Eaton


Affiliate FacultyPh.D., Johns Hopkins University

David Eaton

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Biography


David J. Eaton received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering and geography from The Johns Hopkins University. Eaton teaches courses on systems analysis, environmental and energy policy, and nonprofit management in the LBJ School. He has lectured in twenty countries and conducted field research in fifteen nations.

Eaton has written on rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance, and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs, and prevention of pollution. Among his recent publications are the NAFTA Handbook for Water Resource Managers and Engineers, Emergency Medical Services in Travis County, Texas and The Impacts of Trade Agreements on State Provincial Laws.

Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas. The Texas Department of Insurance used research on tort reform directed by Eaton as evidence to justify rebates of over $1.3 billion for liability insurance in Texas in 1997-1999.

Education

 

Ph.D. in environmental engineering and geography, The Johns Hopkins University, 1977; M. of Public Works, The University of Pittsburgh, 1972; M.Sc. in environmental health, The University of Pittsburgh, 1972; A.B. in biology, Oberlin College, 1971

Current Positions

Special Fellow (Advisor), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (1997-2008); Director, UT Austin Center for Environmental Resource Management; co-chair, Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory, The University of Texas at Austin; co-chair, Cross-Border Initiative for Research and Development, The University of Texas at Austin

Publications

Co-author, The American Title Insurance Industry (New York University Press, 2007); Author,Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Future Use of South Saskatchewan River Basin, LBJ School of Public Affairs (2007); Author, Creating a Carbon Capture and Storage Industry in Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs (2007); Author, The End of Sovereignty [CITE]Springer-Verlag Publishers, Berlin (2006); co-author, [CITE]NAFTA Handbook for Water Resource Managers and Engineers (U.S.-Mexican Policy Studies Program, 1995); author, Emergency Medical Services in Travis County, Texas; author, The Impacts of Trade Agreements on State Provincial Laws

 

Courses


GRG 356 • Environmental Health

37825 • Spring 2014
Meets T 6:00PM-9:00PM SRH 3.122

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Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

GRG 356 • Environmental Health

37501 • Spring 2013
Meets T 6:00PM-9:00PM SRH 3.122

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Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANS 301M • Environment And Society-Ind

31020 • Spring 2008

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GRG 396T • Cross-Border Water Management

36247 • Fall 2005
Meets T 2:00PM-5:00PM SRH 3.109

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic description: Aspects of soil geomorphology: soil formation, earth surface processes (erosion, sedimentation, and salinization) soil sustai nability, and landscape interactions in the Mediterranean, Mexico, and t he American Corn Belt. Will explore management and policy, soil interact ions in watersheds, and field and laboratory methods through readings, l abs, and field trips.

MEETS WITH LAS 388.

GRG 396T • Policy Research Project

33315 • Spring 2002
Meets T 2:00PM-6:00PM SRH 3.109

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic description: Aspects of soil geomorphology: soil formation, earth surface processes (erosion, sedimentation, and salinization) soil sustai nability, and landscape interactions in the Mediterranean, Mexico, and t he American Corn Belt. Will explore management and policy, soil interact ions in watersheds, and field and laboratory methods through readings, l abs, and field trips.

MEETS WITH LAS 388.

GRG 396T • Policy Research Project

34445 • Fall 2001
Meets T 2:00PM-6:00PM SRH 3.106

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic description: Aspects of soil geomorphology: soil formation, earth surface processes (erosion, sedimentation, and salinization) soil sustai nability, and landscape interactions in the Mediterranean, Mexico, and t he American Corn Belt. Will explore management and policy, soil interact ions in watersheds, and field and laboratory methods through readings, l abs, and field trips.

MEETS WITH LAS 388.

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