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1. Huling, Derek. Discrete-event Processes in Disaster Recovery: A Conceptual Framework and Simulation Model of Household Reconstruction in Pacific County Washington.

Degree: MS, Environmental Studies, 2018, Western Washington University

Techniques and frameworks to facilitate modeling, simulation, and visualization of disaster recovery concepts are tools to help researchers unpack the complex web of processes and events undertaken by households and other actors participating in recovery. This research describes a conceptual framework of owner-occupied housing reconstruction consisting of various events, processes, resources, and their interactions with and among entities (representing owner-occupied households). For example, the process of household reconstruction involves potentially many events: building inspections, fulfillment of financial capital requests, contractual agreements with building contractors, etc. Elements of this conceptual framework are applied to a discrete-event simulation (DES) to simulate the interactions and outcomes of owner-occupied household reconstruction in a case study area of Pacific County, Washington. This simulation uses the SimPy discrete-event simulation development library for the Python programming language, within a probabilistic structure to monitor, assess, and return outcomes related to household reconstruction. Households interact with shared resources to determine the duration of household reconstruction. The resulting simulation of owner-occupied household reconstruction shows promise of assembling simulations in a “building blocks” manner, in which researchers can assemble simulations based on their own scenario interests. With the addition of quality and significant parameterization, and increased quantity of resources modeled, this simulation could be used to develop and support pre- and post- disaster decision making and planning activities in the emergency management field. Advisors/Committee Members: Paci-Green, Rebekah, Miles, Scott B., Kamel, Nabil.

Subjects/Keywords: Geography; Emergency management – Washington (State) – Pacific County – Case studies; Buildings – Repair and reconstruction – Washington (State) – Pacific County – Case studies; Emergency housing – Washington (State) – Pacific County – Case studies; Disaster relief – Washington (State) – Pacific County – Case studies; Pacific County (Wash.); masters theses

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APA (6th Edition):

Huling, D. (2018). Discrete-event Processes in Disaster Recovery: A Conceptual Framework and Simulation Model of Household Reconstruction in Pacific County Washington. (Masters Thesis). Western Washington University. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.25710/21gh-eg11 ; https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/636

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Huling, Derek. “Discrete-event Processes in Disaster Recovery: A Conceptual Framework and Simulation Model of Household Reconstruction in Pacific County Washington.” 2018. Masters Thesis, Western Washington University. Accessed April 18, 2021. https://doi.org/10.25710/21gh-eg11 ; https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/636.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Huling, Derek. “Discrete-event Processes in Disaster Recovery: A Conceptual Framework and Simulation Model of Household Reconstruction in Pacific County Washington.” 2018. Web. 18 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Huling D. Discrete-event Processes in Disaster Recovery: A Conceptual Framework and Simulation Model of Household Reconstruction in Pacific County Washington. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Western Washington University; 2018. [cited 2021 Apr 18]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25710/21gh-eg11 ; https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/636.

Council of Science Editors:

Huling D. Discrete-event Processes in Disaster Recovery: A Conceptual Framework and Simulation Model of Household Reconstruction in Pacific County Washington. [Masters Thesis]. Western Washington University; 2018. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25710/21gh-eg11 ; https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/636


Western Washington University

2. Schlotterback, Sydney. Policy Analysis of Water Management: Strategies for Whatcom County, Washington to Address Permit-Exempt Wells in Water-Constrained Watersheds.

Degree: MA, Environmental Studies, 2018, Western Washington University

Whatcom County, Washington is currently under pressure to develop a water resource management plan to come into compliance with Washington State law, including recent legislation set forth in Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 6091 (January 18,2018). ESSB 6091 requires Whatcom County to engage in a planning process to mitigate for water withdrawals for new permit-exempt wells and to ensure that new water users over a twenty-year period do not result in decreased ecological function of instream resources. It responds to the Washington State Supreme Court’s recent decision in Whatcom County v. Hirst, Futurewise, et al, often referred to as the “Hirst” case. Hirst ruled that Whatcom County failed to protect rural character as required by the GMA because its Comprehensive Plan did not include measures that would adequately protect water quality and quantity. The GMA requires Whatcom County to contain or otherwise control rural development and protect surface water and groundwater resources. The purpose of this policy analysis is to discuss and compare three policy options that are proposed to Whatcom County as possible solutions to address the requirements in Hirst and ESSB 6091. These policy options are the construction of reservoirs to provide water storage capacity, the extension of existing public water supplies to serve areas that do not have such service, and the development of a water banking program. Three criteria will be used to evaluate each policy option: cost-effectiveness, implementation/feasibility, and compliance with law. Of the three options that are commonly proposed answers to Whatcom County’s problems of water shortage and depleted instream flows, water banking is the recommended policy solution. In addition, comprehensive planning and conservation are recommended to help ensure the success of any policy intended to address water scarcity problems. Other options for water resource management likely exist and could be applied to Whatcom County. Due to research and time limitations, a narrowed focus on three policy options allowed for initial determination of an effective policy solution. Advisors/Committee Members: Melious, Jean O., Kamel, Nabil, Zaferatos, Nicholas C. (Nicholas Christos).

Subjects/Keywords: Environmental Studies; Water resources development – Government policy – Washington (State) – Whatcom County; Wells – Government policy – Washington (State) – Whatcom County; Water demand management – Government policy – Washington (State) – Whatcom County; Water-supply – Management – Government policy – Washington (State) – Whatcom County; Whatcom County (Wash.); masters theses

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APA (6th Edition):

Schlotterback, S. (2018). Policy Analysis of Water Management: Strategies for Whatcom County, Washington to Address Permit-Exempt Wells in Water-Constrained Watersheds. (Masters Thesis). Western Washington University. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.25710/7nv9-sk21 ; https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/679

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Schlotterback, Sydney. “Policy Analysis of Water Management: Strategies for Whatcom County, Washington to Address Permit-Exempt Wells in Water-Constrained Watersheds.” 2018. Masters Thesis, Western Washington University. Accessed April 18, 2021. https://doi.org/10.25710/7nv9-sk21 ; https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/679.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Schlotterback, Sydney. “Policy Analysis of Water Management: Strategies for Whatcom County, Washington to Address Permit-Exempt Wells in Water-Constrained Watersheds.” 2018. Web. 18 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Schlotterback S. Policy Analysis of Water Management: Strategies for Whatcom County, Washington to Address Permit-Exempt Wells in Water-Constrained Watersheds. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Western Washington University; 2018. [cited 2021 Apr 18]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25710/7nv9-sk21 ; https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/679.

Council of Science Editors:

Schlotterback S. Policy Analysis of Water Management: Strategies for Whatcom County, Washington to Address Permit-Exempt Wells in Water-Constrained Watersheds. [Masters Thesis]. Western Washington University; 2018. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25710/7nv9-sk21 ; https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/679

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