Focal Technologies

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Water

An Evaluation of the Mandatory Drought Responses in Georgia, Focusing on Water Utilities

Due to continuous extreme weather conditions, North Georgia has suffered drought since 2007. During the drought, the Georgia government imposed mandatory drought responses and encouraged conservation practices among water utilities. The purpose of this study was to help improve the performance of water conservation and the effectiveness of drought responses by providing better understanding and analytical explanations of the drought responses.…read more

World Water: Case Studies in Research as a Redistributive Force in the Knowledge Society

This project, funded by the Science and Society Program, seeks to address the question of how science and technology policies play a role in improving the quality or reducing the cost for a basic service. If such research for development is successful, it can lower costs and increase quality of life and can build technical capacity in developing countries, leaving them better prepared for endogenous innovation in the future.…read more

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1996 Indicators of Technology-Based Competitiveness of Nations by J. David Roessner, Alan L. Porter, Nils Newman
 
 
Energy

MOD: Models of International Research Collaboration

As world research capacity expands rapidly, the United States science and engineering enterprise finds itself in a new position. Decades of U.S. dominance in science and engineering research helped create U.S. leadership in emerging industries such as information and biotechnology. But U.S. science and engineering research are likely in coming decades to take their place among many strong players on a global scene.…read more

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1996 Indicators of Technology-Based Competitiveness of Nations by J. David Roessner, Alan L. Porter, Nils Newman
 
 
Emergying Technology

Equity, Equality, and Responsibility in Nanotechnology

The TPAC team is partnering with colleagues at Arizona State University and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, to study equity, equality, and development issues, as part of the Center for Nanotechnology and Society at Arizona State University. We have traveled to South Africa for field work on the South African Nanotechnology Initiative (SANI) and are now studying the research agenda on water, energy, and agrifood applications of nanotechnology in the United States.

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Distributional Assessment of Emerging Technologies: Case Studies in the Americas

Despite decades of strong economic growth, the problem of global inequality is still large. Within-country inequality is clearly on the rise, and most poor nations are not closing the global gap in standard of living.
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Distributional Assessment of Emerging Technologies: Case Studies in the Americas

Despite decades of strong economic growth, the problem of global inequality is still large. Within-country inequality is clearly on the rise, and most poor nations are not closing the global gap in standard of living.

…read more